The radical cleric Abu Qatada is mounting what experts predict will be his final appeal against extradition.
Seen here after his arrest,The appeal hearing has been told that the British government asked Jordanian authorities to consider dropping terrorism charges against the Islamist cleric to avoid a lengthy extradition trial. Jordan insisted that a pardon would not be sanctioned, and also refused a request to prohibit the use of evidence obtained from torture.
He was sentenced to life imprisonment in absentia by a Jordanian court in 1999, after claims he will face an unfair re-trial upon his return because evidence from two of his co-defendants - Al-Hamasher and Abu Hawsher - which was allegedly obtained through torture.
Which, is at odds, with Theresa May, who has repeatedly insisted that evidence obtained from torture can’t be used.
However Hamasher and Hawsher may be called to give fresh evidence and if they do so will be able to give their evidence freely and without fear of reprisal. Although, this is unlikely, to be used, at a retrial.
Written and Presented by Ann Salter