Abu Qatada Could Be 'Deported In Days' Abu Qatada could be removed from the UK by the end of the week after the King of Jordan approved a new treaty designed to prompt the radical cleric's deportation. Government sources say the agreement, unveiled by the Home Secretary in April, aims to allay fears that evidence extracted through torture will be used against the terror suspect at a retrial. Last month, Qatada unexpectedly volunteered to leave the country as soon as the treaty between the UK and Jordan was ratified by both countries. The treaty must be published in the Jordanian Government's Official Gazette before the Jordanian process is complete, while the UK Government expects the treaty to be ratified in Britain by Friday. Security Minister James Brokenshire said: "The Government remains committed to securing Abu Qatada's deportation as quickly as possible."