Deliberations Begin in the Padilla Trial

As jurors in the Padilla case begin deliberations today in Miami, check out this excellent 3-part series currently running the Christian Science Monitor. Warren Richey provides a chilling look at the alleged mistreatment suffered by Padilla in U.S. custody and explores what this case could mean for the American legal system.

Beyond Padilla terror case, huge legal issues
His detention and interrogation in the US raises basic constitutional questions.

US Gov’t broke Padilla through intense isolation, say experts
Despite warnings, officials used 43 months of severe isolation to force Jose Padilla to tell all he knew about Al Qaeda.

US terror interrogation went too far, experts say
Reports find that Jose Padilla’s solitary confinement led to mental problems.


Published on August 15, 2007


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