José Padilla, the suspected “dirty bomber,” was detained for almost four years in a military prison as an “enemy combatant.” His attorneys claimed that during those years he was tortured, subjected to stress positions and forced hypothermia, and administered mind-altering drugs. They argued that as a result of his torture, he suffered from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that rendered him unable to assist counsel in his defense. A judge ultimately rejected the incompetency bid. He was sentenced to 17 years in prison for offering material support for terrorist activities.
Competency Report of Patricia Zapf, PhD