The hate-preacher, described as Osama bin Laden’s right-hand man in Europe, will have his bid for bail heard by a senior immigration judge in London.

The radical cleric is fighting deportation to Jordan over terror charges, and is currently being held in a high-security prison.

The 51-year-old lost his attempt to make a final appeal against deportation at the European Court of Human Rights earlier this month.

Qatada’s 10-year appeal against deportation to Jordan – on the grounds that he will be interrogated under torture in the country – has cost the UK an estimated £3m in legal costs and monitoring so far.

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