Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Attempt to deport Ethiopian terror link man fails

(Mar 27, 2013, (The Independent))--Home Secretary Theresa May has failed in a bid to deport a 33-year-old Ethiopian who had "thrown in his lot" with Islamist extremists "committed to terrorism".

The Court of Appeal said there was a risk that the man - who was not named in a ruling - might be subjected to "ill treatment" if returned to Ethiopia. Three appeal judges overturned a ruling by the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (Siac) - which had upheld Mrs May's decision to deport the man, who has a wife and children in the UK.

They said Siac had "erred" in ruling that assurances given by the Ethiopian government were "sufficient" to prevent the man being "subjected to ill treatment" contrary to human rights legislation. Lord Justice Jackson - the most senior of the three appeal judges - said he had reached his decision with "little enthusiasm". Read more from The Independent »

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