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USA: Padilla charged after three-year detention in military custody

On 22 November, José Padilla, a US citizen held without charge as an “enemy combatant” by the military since 2002, was indicted on terrorism charges. The indictment comes after Padilla’s appeal to the Supreme Court of an earlier decision by a Court of Appeals in September 2005, which upheld the President has power to detain US citizens without charge on US soil.

Indictment Government’s Brief Press Article