Language Switcher

USA: Appeal Court rules terror suspects can be held indefinitely without charge

On 10 September, a US Court of Appeals reversed the decision of a lower court in the case of José Padilla, a US citizen held in indefinite detention since 2002. The Court held that Congress clearly authorized President Bush to order such suspects to be detained by the military as an “enemy combatant”. José Padilla has appealed to the Supreme Court.

Judgment