- Protesters’ appeal against earlier court decision rejected by the High Court
- Demonstrations cannot be held within 500 metres of family’s home
- Injunction also prevents ‘misusing’ of family’s names and London address
PUBLISHED: 17:10 GMT, 25 February 2013 | UPDATED: 18:09 GMT, 25 February 2013
The family of radical preacher Abu Qatada has won an injunction preventing protesters from demonstrating outside their home.
His wife and five children were granted an ‘anti-harassment’ order by a High Court judge in London.
Mr Justice Silber also granted them an injunction against various protest groups preventing them misusing private information about the family – such as their names and address.
The judge stressed that his decision did not prevent organisations from protesting against Qatada, provided demonstrations take place more than 500 metres from the London house where they are living.
The judge pointed out that Qatada, whose real name is Omar Othman, was not a party to the proceedings.
He emphasised that the case was not concerned with whether ‘Omar Othman should still be in this country or whether he should be in prison in this country’.
Judge Silber also said he was not concerned with whether he or his family ‘should be provided with a house financed by the United Kingdom taxpayers’.