Israel's Islamic Movement Leader Released on Bail in London

Sheikh Ra'ad Salah, arrested after entering Britain despite a travel ban against him, transferred to apartment to await his appeal.

Sheikh Ra'ad Salah, leader of the northern branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel, was released on bail Monday from a London jail, after he was arrested last month for being in Britain illegally.

Salah was transferred to an apartment where he will be staying for several days, in which he will decide whether to again appeal Britain's travel ban and deportation order.

Islamic Movement leader Sheikh Ra'ad Salah.Tess Scheflan

A London high court rejected Salah's appeal last week in which he demanded his immediate release and that he be allowed to continue his visit in Britain.

Salah arrived in London for a speaking tour late last month, and was able to go through Heathrow airport security without any problems, despite a travel ban which was meant to bar him from entering the country.

On June 28th however, after giving the first two of his scheduled speeches and appearances, he was arrested for being in the country illegally and put in detention.