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.

Radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada speaks to the media after his release from prison near Amman September 24, 2014. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

“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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