Monday, August 20, 2007

Was Padilla Tortured?

Jose Padilla-- a suspected Al Qaeda operative -- AND a United States citizen was held without charge as an enemy combatant in a U.S military prison for 3 years and 7 months. Was this torture? Did it infringe on the U.S. constitution? Was this the right thing to do?

1 comment:

Nipun said...

Just because Padilla was imprisoned for three and a half years does not mean he was tortured as we do not know how he was treated. The US army were just performing their duty by detaining Padilla for such a long period of time as they thought he could be a threat to US citizens and people around the world. I sympathize with Padilla as he was not a terrorist but I think the US military was right in detaining him even if they had the slightest doubt about him being a threat.