- Judge overrules Government's 21-year battle to deport Algerian man
- The terror suspect, known only as 'G', was accused of recruiting British Muslims to join terrorist training camps overseas
- But judge ruled ongoing efforts to deport him were breaching his human rights
A terror suspect linked to Osama bin Laden has been given the right to stay in the UK indefinitely.
A judge overruled the Government’s 21-year battle to deport the Algerian man, known only as ‘G’.
The wheelchair-bound father has repeatedly defeated the Government’s attempts to deport him back to Algeria despite arriving on a fake French passport and being accused of helping to recruit British Muslims for terrorist training camps overseas.
The judge said the ongoing threat of deportation had affected his mental health and also quashed government restrictions on his movement, the Daily Telegraph reported.
He was forced to remain at his home address and report to his local police station once a month.
The unnamed man will also be able to study algebra at the Open University, the judge ruled.
The case deals a major blow to Home efforts to deport foreign jihadists and further proof of restrictive European human rights laws.
It is the latest deportation case Home Secretary Amber Rudd has lost.
The case is the latest deportation case Home Secretary Amber Rudd, pictured has lost
‘G’ arrived in Britain in August 1995 using a fake French passport.
The Government pressed ahead with efforts to deport him after evidence he was a suspected terrorist and posed a risk to national security.
According to the Home Office he was an active supporter of the Algerian terror group Salafist Group for Call and Combat, which is allegedly linked to Bin Laden’s terrorist network.
He has lost two appeals against deportation but has used human rights laws to stay in the UK.
The judge told a Special Immigration Appeals Commission last month that the man was no longer a risk to national security and ruled that ongoing threats to deport him was damaging his mental health.
The Home Office said the Government had received the judgement and was considering its next move.