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Monday, August 16, 2010

Jose Padilla convicted in federal terror trial

On August 16, 2007, A federal jury found Jose Padilla and two co-defendants guilty of conspiracy to commit illegal violent acts outside the US, conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists and providing material support to terrorists. He was later sentenced to a 17-year prison term. Padilla, a US citizen, was arrested in 2002 at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport and subsequently detained as an "enemy combatant" at a Navy military brig in Charleston, South Carolina. He remained there for over three years until he was transferred to civilian custody and tried.

Learn more about Jose Padilla and his ongoing appeal from the JURIST news archive.

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