Appeals court throws out 17-year terror sentence

HANAHAN, SC (WCSC/AP) - The convicted terrorist who claims he was tortured at the Naval brig in Hanahan may have to spend more time in prison for his crimes.

On Monday, an appeals court threw out Jose Padilla's 17 year prison sentence saying it was too short.

The court sent the case back for a new sentencing hearing. Padilla was convicted in 2007 for sending money and recruits to Al Qaida.

Earlier this year a federal judge tossed out his civil lawsuit claiming he was tortured at the brig in Hanahan.

Padilla was arrested in 2002 at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport on suspicion of plotting to set off a radioactive "dirty bomb." He was held for 3 1/2 years as an enemy combatant without a criminal charge.

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