Friday 9 December 2016

Judge to give decision on legal challenge to man's deportation because of alleged links to Islamic terrorists

Aodhan O'Faolain

Published 18/03/2016 | 17:46

He has resided in Ireland since 2000, on the basis he has an Irish citizen child.
He has resided in Ireland since 2000, on the basis he has an Irish citizen child.

A JUDGE will give a decision later on a man's legal challenge to his deportation because of alleged links to Islamic terrorists.

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The man, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, denies the State's claims he has consulted with senior violent extremist leaders

outside Ireland, or that he represents a threat to national security or recruits members for Islamic extremist group Isil.

He claims he was tortured in Jordan during the 1990s due to his political activities and faces being tortured if sent back there.

He claims the decision to deport him breaches is rights under Article 3 of the European Convention of Human Rights.

He has resided in Ireland since 2000, on the basis he has an Irish citizen child.

Last year, the authorities decided not to renew his residency permit because the child had not been residing in the State.

After being informed the State wants to deport him, the man applied for asylum but claims the Minister has unlawfully refused to make a

decision on his application.

He seeks an order from the High Court setting aside his deportation order and compelling the Minister accept his application for asylum.

At the conclusion of submissions from both sides on Friday, Mr Justice Richard Humphreys said he hoped to have his judgment as soon as possible.

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