Radical cleric Abu Qatada denied UK bail request

LONDON - A radical Muslim cleric lost his latest legal bid on Tuesday to be freed from the British jail where he is being held pending attempts to deport him to Jordan to face terrorism charges.
The decision at London's High Court to refuse Abu Qatada bail will be a relief to the British government which feared his release during the Olympics would overburden security services and police stretched by their duties protecting the Games.Abu Qatada's lawyers had challenged a judge's previous ruling that freeing the preacher at such a time would have been "exceptionally problematic" given the risk of him absconding.
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