Abu Qatada set free after verdict clears him of Jordan terror plot

Reuters News
Posted: Sep 24, 2014 6:28 AM

AMMAN (Reuters) - Radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada was set free on Wednesday from a Jordanian prison hours after a court cleared him of charges of providing spiritual and material support for a plot to attack tourists during Jordan's New Year celebrations in 2000.

"Abu Qatada has been released from prison and is now on his way home," the judicial source told Reuters.

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(Reporting by Suleiman Al-Khalidi)