A terror suspect fighting deportation by the Home Secretary has asked Muslim clerics to issue a fatwa giving him permission to commit suicide to avoid being returned to his native Algeria where he fears torture, a court has heard.
The man, known only as Y for legal reasons, has told legal and medical experts that he is terrified of the Algerian security services, the DRS, and that he has already made three attempts on his own life since first being arrested by UK authorities in 2003.
He is one of six Algerians who appeared at the Special Immigration Appeals Commission last week in the latest stage of their fight against deportation from Britain on the grounds they are a threat to national security. The legal battle has now lasted 10 years for some of the men.
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