Judges at the Special Immigration Appeals Commission court, which deals with national security deportations. Has ruled today that Qatada won't be deported back to Jordan to face terrorist charges because of concerns evidence obtained by torture would be used against him.

He will be released from Long Lartin prison in Worcestershire on Tuesday, and must obey a curfew. The government said it would seek to appeal against the ruling.

So far the cleric once described by a judge as Osama bin Laden's right-hand man in Europe, has challenged and avoided every effort by the Government over the last 10 years to stand trial in Jordan. He has been subject to lengthy periods of detention since 2001 although he has never been charged with a crime in the UK.

However experts say that whoever loses the case, is expected to seek a further hearing at the Court of Appeal - though the grounds for an appeal are likely to be limited.

Written and presented by Ann Salter