ACLU Seeks Probe of Padilla Case

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) today asked the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights – the investigation arm of the Organization of American States – to investigate the U.S. government for what it says are violations of the rights of convicted terrorism plotter Jose Padilla. According to the Associated Press, the ACLU says the U.S. violated Padilla's rights when it labeled him an "enemy combatant" a decade ago and subjected him to interrogation tactics such as sleep and sensory deprivation. Padilla was convicted in 2007 of supporting terrorism in Kosovo, Bosnia and Chechnya. He is serving a 17-year sentence. ABC.com has the AP story.