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‘American Taliban' John Walker Lindh Released After 17 Years in Federal Prison

1 month ago   |   By Time

The California man who became known as the “American Taliban” after his capture on an Afghanistan battlefield in late 2001 has been released from prison.
Thirty-eight-year-old John Walker Lindh was released Thursday from the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, a federal Bureau of Prisons spokesman told The Associated Press. Lindh spent more than 17 years in prison after pleading guilty to providing support to the Taliban.
The plea deal called for a 20-year sentence, but Lindh is getting out a few years early for good behavior.
His release was opposed by the family of Mike Spann, who...
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‘American Taliban' released from prison after 17 years

‘American Taliban' released from prison after 17 years

1 month ago   |   By KMBC

The man who became known as the “American Taliban” after his battlefield capture in Afghanistan in 2001 is being released from prison.
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‘American Taliban' Lindh being released after 17 years

1 month ago   |   By Boston Herald

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - The California man who became known as the “American Taliban” after his battlefield capture in Afghanistan battlefield in November 2001 is being released from prison.
Thirty-eight-year-old John Walker Lindh has spent more than 17 years in prison after pleading guilty to providing support to the Taliban. His status in the inmate registry changed from scheduled for release Thursday from the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, to “unknown.” His lawyer in Virginia, Bill Cummings, said “no comment, bye-bye” when asked if Lindh had been freed.
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