The British government will appeal the release of a terrorism suspect described as Osama bin Laden's "right-hand man in Europe," the Telegraph reports. A judge ruled that Abu Qatada should be released because he has not been convicted of a crime and is not facing deportation. The British government has thus far failed to deport him to his native Jordan.
Another court decided earlier that returning him to Jordan would violate his human rights. Though the suspect was released under strict conditions, one Liberal Democrat said Britain's terrorism policies are "not working." Abu Qatada has been accused of inspiring the 9/11 attacks, and his videotaped sermons were found in the apartment of three of the hijackers.