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Radical preacher Abu Qatada has been acquitted of terrorism offences by a court in Jordan.

A panel of civilian judges sitting in the state security court in Amman cleared him of a plot to bomb people attending millennium celebrations in Jordan in 2000, according to the BBC.

The decision comes after he was found not guilty in June of conspiring in a 1998 bombing campaign in Jordan. He was accused of providing spiritual support and funding to plotters.

Qatada was deported from the UK last year, 12 years after he was first arrested and detained in Britain in the aftermath of 9/11.

Qatada, whose real name is Omar Othman, was granted asylum in the UK in 1994. UK authorities have fought a long battle to see Qatada face charges in his own country.

The trial took place within a special state security court, in a military base in a suburb of the capital Amman.

Although Qatada will soon be free he will not be returning to the UK.