“Ohio Terrorism Suspect Facing Possible Deportation: Kent Man Jailed For 3 Years For Suspected Al-Qaida Links,” from AP, :
CLEVELAND — A man from Ohio jailed for three years on suspicion that he has links to al-Qaida associates could be deported to his native Yemen within weeks unless a federal court agrees his safety would be at risk in his homeland.
The U.S. Board of Immigration Appeals in Falls Church, Va., on Monday overruled an immigration judge’s decision last December had stopped Ashraf al-Jailani’s deportation on the grounds that he would be persecuted or tortured if he is forced to return to Yemen.
Al-Jailani, 41, of Kent in northeast Ohio, had successfully argued that the United Nations Convention Against Torture prevents his return to Yemen. Al-Jailani has not been charged, and he says he is being held without cause.