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  • FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2006, file photo, Jose Padilla, center, is escorted by federal marshals on his arrival in Miami. Miami U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke scheduled a Wednesday afternoon Feb. 12, 2014 hearing for Padilla. He originally was sentenced to 17 years of prison for terrorism support and conspiracy convictions. A federal appeals court ruled in 2011 that the sentence was too lenient, given Padilla's lengthy criminal record and terrorist training at an al-Qaida camp in Afghanistan.(AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)

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  • **FILE** Convicted terrorism plotter Jose Padilla (center) is escorted to a waiting police vehicle by federal marshals near downtown Miami on Jan. 5, 2006. (Associated Press)

    ACLU seeks OAS probe of Padilla case

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Jose Padilla is escorted to a waiting police vehicle by federal marshals in 2003. Four years later, he was sentenced to 17 years in prison on terrorism-related charges. On Monday, an appeals court ordered a new sentencing, calling the original term too lenient.

    Padilla terror sentence far too lenient, appeals court says

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  • Padilla guilty of aiding terrorists

    MIAMI (AP) — Jose Padilla, a U.S. citizen held for 3½ years as an enemy combatant, was convicted yesterday of helping Islamic extremists and plotting overseas attacks.

  • Padilla, 2 co-defendants convicted

    MIAMI (AP) — Jose Padilla, a U.S. citizen held for 3½ years as an enemy combatant, was convicted today of helping Islamic extremists and plotting overseas attacks in a case that came to symbolize the Bush administration's zeal to clamp down on terrorism.

  • Padilla defense cites little evidence

    MIAMI — Attorneys for three South Florida terror defendants yesterday called the prosecution's case against the trio overreaching and accused federal attorneys of failing to present credible evidence that the men provided material support to Islamic extremist groups abroad.

  • Prosecutors close Padilla argument

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  • Padilla defense rests, calling no witnesses

    MIAMI — After months of testimony about mujahedeen fighters, FBI wiretaps and Islamic jihads waged in Bosnia and Chechnya, attorneys yesterday rested their defense of three men accused of supporting terrorism abroad.

  • Defense points to Chechen aid effort

    MIAMI — Jurors in the terror trial of Jose Padilla yesterday watched a video about aid provided to Muslims caught in the Chechen war, which lawyers for co-defendant Kifah Jayyousi said illustrates their client's passion for helping his religious brethren.

  • Padilla trial prosecution rests

    MIAMI — Federal prosecutors rested their case yesterday against suspected terrorist Jose Padilla and his two co-defendants after nine weeks of testimony about al Qaeda training camps and code words for waging Islamic holy war.

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  • However Mr. Padilla denied spending time in neighboring Afghanistan, where prosecutors contend he trained at an al Qaeda terror camp in combat and explosives.

    Agent: Padilla vague on travels →

  • He told the agents that he also had traveled to Saudi Arabia for the hajj, or Islam"s holy pilgrimage, as well as Pakistan.

    Agent: Padilla vague on travels →

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