Terror Suspects To Be Freed on Bail
Five suspected international terrorists who face deportation from the UK have been granted conditional bail by the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (Siac), the Home Office said.
The men, known only as X, Y, AA, CC and P will not be released until strict restrictions similar to control orders have been negotiated between their legal teams and Siac chairman Mr Justice Ouseley.
They were granted bail pending the outcome of their appeals against detention under immigration laws. Applications for bail from three others – V, W and Z – were rejected.
The judge also reviewed the cases of four detainees who had their bail applications refused in October. Of those, P was successful, but I, K and Q were again denied bail.
A Home Office spokeswoman said: « We are disappointed that Siac have granted bail to some of the individuals currently detained pending deportation.
« We will press Siac to impose strict bail conditions, although it remains our view that these individuals represent a real risk to the national security of this country and should continue to be detained.
« The outcome of this bail hearing is no indicator of the eventual outcome of the appeals.
« All these individuals are detained in accordance with the Home Secretary’s powers to deport individuals whose presence in the UK is not conducive to the public good for reasons of national security. We remain committed to pursuing their deportation. »
Double amputee P is alleged to have had close involvement with the Abu Doha group, supplying false documents and engaging in credit card fraud.
The five men are likely to be released within a few days or a week once their bail conditions have been decided, the Home Office spokeswoman said.
SOURCE: The Guardian