Irish Government asked to halt deportation of man convicted of terror offences

Migration Facts Ireland

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THE EUROPEAN COURT of Human Rights has asked the Irish Government not to deport an Algerian man with alleged links to Islamic terrorism until it has considered his case aimed at preventing his removal from the State.

The man, who is aged in his fifties and has been living in Ireland for some years, denies being involved in terror-related activities, fears he will be tortured if repatriated to Algeria.

The Minister issued a deportation order against the man in 2016 after gardaí informed the Department of Justice the activities of the man and his associates were “of serious concern” and “contrary to the State’s security”.

Since then, the man, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, has in judicial review proceedings sought orders aimed at overturning the Minister for Justice’s refusal to revoke the deportation order made against him.

In what has been lengthy and complex litigation, both the High Court and the Supreme Court have considered the man’s case.