Appeals court: Illegally held torture victim’s sentence should be increased

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September 19, 2011
Christian Science Monitor    
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A US appeals court, agreeing with federal prosecutors, ruled Monday that convicted Al Qaeda supporter Jose Padilla’s 17-year prison sentence was too lenient. In a 2-to-1 ruling, the Atlanta-based Eleventh US Circuit Court of Appeals overturned Mr. Padilla’s sentence and ordered a Miami trial judge to recalculate his punishment. ... He spent 3-1/2 years in an isolation cell at the US Naval Brig in Charleston, S.C., and was subjected to harsh interrogation techniques, including prolonged exposure to cold, as well as sleep and sensory deprivation." (09/19/11)

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