September 24, 2014 / 10:30 AM / 3 years ago

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

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.

Reporting by Suleiman Al-Khalidi

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