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  • Thursday, November 24, 2005

    Padilla finally charged... with something

    Not bad for being held illegally for over 3 years. [/sarcasm] From Democracy Now!:

    The Justice Department announced Tuesday criminal charges have been filed against Jose Padilla -- the U.S. citizen who had been held for over three years in solitary confinement on a military brig in South Carolina. Padilla was first detained in 2002 at Chicago's O'Hare Airport after returning from a trip to Pakistan. At the time Attorney General John Ashcroft warned the government had "disrupted an unfolding terrorist plot to attack the United States by exploding a radioactive "dirty bomb." On Tuesday Attorney General Alberto Gonzales announced Padilla is being removed from military custody and charged with a series of crimes. The charges do not include the "dirty bomb" claim made at the time of Padilla's arrest.


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