Militant Cleric Abu Qatada Asks for Bail in Jordan

Monday, 08 Jul 2013 07:58 AM

 

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AMMAN, Jordan — Radical Muslim preacher Abu Qatada, deported from Britain to Jordan to face a retrial on terrorism charges, has asked to be released on bail pending trial.

Prosecutors have charged the cleric with conspiring to carry out terrorist attacks against Israelis, Americans and other Westerners in Jordan in two foiled plots in 1999 and 2000.

The 53-year-old militant preacher was deported from Britain to Jordan on Sunday.

Abu Qatada's lawyer, Tayseer Thiab, says he submitted a formal bail request for his client on Monday.

A military prosecutor says the State Security Court will respond "within 48 hours."

Suspects accused of serious crimes such as terrorism are rarely granted bail in Jordan.

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