Padilla lawyers want habeas hearing or release

[JURIST] Lawyers for suspected "dirty bomber" Jose Padilla have asked a South Carolina federal judge to hear their claim for a writ of habeas corpus or release Padilla, currently being held in the US Naval Weapons Station brig in Charleston. A brief filed Wednesday said that the claims made against Padilla, who has been held for three years without being charged, are untrue and based on allegations by unreliable witnesses. US District Judge Henry Floyd has said that he will ruling on Padilla's case in the next 30-45 days. The US District Court for the District of South Carolina provides materials on the Padilla case here; the latest filing has not yet been added. Human Rights First has additional documents on the case here. AP has more.

 

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