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Monday, February 26, 2007

Padilla May Be Incompetent to Stand Trial

From NPR.com: A federal judge in Miami is holding a hearing to determine if Jose Padilla is competent to stand trial. Padilla is a U.S. citizen arrested nearly 5 years ago and accused of being an Al Qaeda operative.

His attorneys say that Padilla, who was held in almost total isolation in a Navy brig, suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder.

They say that as a result, Padilla is incompetent to participate in his own defense. The government says he is competent. Listen. . . [Mark Godsey]

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Hello Comrade,
Please visit http://ministryoflove.wordpress.com to learn about our creative protest of the Military Commissions Act, the law that allows Padilla to be tortured. Or watch our video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOq5yHDkQgY
Regards,
O'Brien

Posted by: Comrade O'Brien | Feb 27, 2007 6:55:16 PM

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