Earlier this month, the Special Immigration Appeals Commission ruled that Palestinian-Jordanian Islamist cleric Abu Qatada could not be deported to Jordan, because he might be tried there on the basis of evidence obtained under torture.
The government and the tabloid press are wild with rage about this, and Home Secretary Theresa May has said she will fight the decision.
Abu Qatada (real name Omar Othman) is a fascistic reactionary, and we have no brief at all for him. Nonetheless, we oppose his deportation to Jordan. If the government is able to deport political refugees to countries that use torture or otherwise seriously abuse human rights, it will not just be far-right Islamists in danger.
All sorts of people fleeing persecution will be threatened, and democratic freedoms will be restricted yet further.