Going to be interesting to see the battle between the government and the courts over this man’s extradition. Abu Qatada has been released from a UK prison after having spent most of the last decade inside. He’s never in that time been charged with anything: a situation most UK citizens probably assume only happens abroad. Presumably, if he’s never been charged then there isn’t enough evidence to convict him of anything in a UK court. Assuming he isn’t a mad axe murderer or something, and even mad axe murderers have rights, then he shouldn’t be in prison. The man may be an odious bit of shit, which is how he’s portrayed in the press, but I wouldn’t really know about that. All I know is that he’s been in prison for a crime which no one is even sure has even been commited. Human Rights which don’t apply to odious bits of shit aren’t worth the paper they’re written on.
Posted 13 November 2012, 22:01 GMT