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Jordanian court acquits Abu Qatada of conspiracy charge

Radical Muslim preacher Abu Qatada (C) enters the hall to the State Security Court in Amman June 26, 2014. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

AMMAN: Jordan's state security court acquitted on Thursday radical Muslim preacher Abu Qatada of charges of conspiring to commit acts of terrorism, a reporter at the hearing said.

The preacher, who was extradited from Britain after a lengthy legal process, will continue to be held because of separate charges related to a plot to attack tourists during Jordan's New Year celebrations in 2000.

 

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