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USA: Further information on: Incommunicado detention/detention without charge/legal concern/fear of torture/ill-treatment: Jose Padilla (also known as Abdullah al-Mujahir) (m)

, Index number: AMR 51/145/2005

A federal appeals court has ruled that US authorities can continue to hold Jose Padilla as an "enemy combatant" in military detention without charge or trial. This ruling reverses an earlier decision by a US District Court that his detention was unlawful.

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