A U.K. immigration judge is to decide whether radical Islamist cleric Abu Qatada should be granted bail.

Abu Qatada is being held in a high-security prison while he fights deportation to Jordan over terror charges. Both the British and Jordanian governments want Abu Qatada to stand trial in Jordan, but he claims he will be tortured if he is deported.

Abu Qatada lost his bid to make a final appeal of a deportation order to the European Court of Human Rights but his lawyers have applied to release him on bail because deportation proceedings could still take several months.

Judge John Mitting is to rule Monday afternoon on whether to grant Abu Qatada bail.