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Padilla takes torture case to US Supreme Court

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US citizen Jose Padilla, who was jailed for four years as an 'enemy combatant' and claims to have been tortured, has asked the Supreme Court to reinstate his civil case against top US officials. His bid to sue former and present officials -- including Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and former secretary Donald Rumsfeld -- was rejected by an appeals court in January, which said they enjoyed official immunity.

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