John Philip Walker Lindh is a U.S. citizen who was captured as an enemy combatant during the United States' invasion of Afghanistan in November 2001. He was captured and detained at Qala-i-Jangi fortress, used as a prison. He took part in the Battle of Qala-i-Jangi, a violent uprising of the Taliban prisoners, during which the CIA officer Johnny "Mike" Spann was killed, together with all but 86 of the estimated 300–500 prisoners. Brought to trial in United States federal court in February 2002, Lindh accepted a plea bargain; he pleaded guilty to two charges and was sentenced to 20 years in prison. It was announced in April 2019 that he would be released on parole on May 23, 2019, for a three-year parole period.
John Walker Lindh, the American captured in Afghanistan in 2001 fighting for the Taliban, was freed early from federal prison on Thursday after serving 17 years amid concerns he might still harbor.. Reuters - Published
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that the United States would be closely watching John Walker Lindh, the American captured in Afghanistan in 2001 fighting for the Taliban, after his release.. Reuters - Published
Mr. Lindh, who was captured in Afghanistan in 2001, was released on probation after serving 17 years of a 20-year sentence for providing support to the Taliban. NYTimes.com - Published Also reported by •CBS News
John Walker Lindh, known as the "American Taliban," has been released from prison three years early after serving 17 hears. CBS News correspondent David Begnaud reports on the case, and Bennett.. CBS News - Published Also reported by •Reuters
A California man dubbed the "American Taliban" following his capture on a battlefield in Afghanistan in 2001 was released from prison Thursday after serving 17 years, according to media reports.
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John Walker Lindh, the American captured in Afghanistan in 2001 fighting for the Taliban, was released early from federal prison on Thursday, the Washington Post reported, citing Lindh's lawyer. Reuters - Published
John Walker Lindh, often called the “American Taliban,” is set to walk free from federal prison at any moment. Lindh was captured with Taliban fighters in Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks. The.. CBS News - Published
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticized the pending release on Thursday of John Walker Lindh, the American captured in 2001 fighting for the Taliban, and said he believed the decision needed to.. Reuters - Published