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Radical Cleric Deported From U.K.

The United Kingdom finally deported radical cleric Abu Qatada to Jordan on Sunday, after years in limbo. Qatada was first arrested in 2001 on suspicion of terrorist connections, and deportation efforts began in 2005 after his second arrest. The process was finally able to proceed after the U.K. signed a treaty with Jordan saying that evidence obtained through torture cannot be used against him. Qatada has been charged with conspiracy to carry out terrorist acts. As for the U.K., it is in the process of trying to streamline its deportation procedures.