Where Medieval Rules Of Law Now Applies To Americans
A federal judge says evidence that is obtained through torture are now admissable in trying Jose Padilla:
MIAMI (Reuters) - Evidence from alleged al Qaeda operative Jose Padilla can be used against him at trial despite defense claims the American's arrest was based on information obtained through torture, a U.S. judge ruled on Wednesday..
U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke refused to reconsider a magistrate's ruling in
September to admit Padilla's statements to the FBI as evidence in his trial
starting on April 16 on charges of conspiring to aid Islamist extremists overseas.
Cooke said the defense failed to raise any new arguments.
The warrant the FBI used to arrest Padilla at Chicago's O'Hare airport in May 2002
was based in part on information provided by two prisoners held at the U.S. military
jail at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, Abu Zubaydah and Binyam Muhammad, prosecutors
acknowledged in November
And you wonder why the Iranians went wild with the Brits before releasing them today. We just have no standing when pleading human rights with the rest of the world.