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UK, Jordan reach agreement on extradition oversight

[JURIST] Jordan and Britain announced Monday that the two countries have agreed to allow Adalah ("justice" in Arabic) [advocacy website], an independent human rights organization, to monitor the treatment of suspects detained pursuant to a recent UK/Jordan extradition agreement [JURIST report]. The decision comes after increased criticism following allegations that deportees could be tortured [HRW report]. The deal is likely to be used to extradite radical London-based Muslim cleric Abu Qatada as part of a crackdown on Islamists in the wake of the London bombings [JURIST news archive] this summer. Aljazeera has more.

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