Thursday, Jun 27th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Domestic (USA) John Walker Lindh, American who became Taliban fighter, released from prison after 17 years

John Walker Lindh, American who became Taliban fighter, released from prison after 17 years

E-mail Print PDF
John Lindh released after 17 years

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, authorities confirmed, amid allegations of his continued adherence to extremist views.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons confirmed that John Walker Lindh, 38, who was serving his sentence at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, was no longer in its custody.

Lindh, who was convicted of providing support to the Taliban, was freed three years early for good behavior, according to CNN, which first reported the release.


Most Recent Related Stories...

Gorsuch Gives SCOTUS Liberals a Win in Two Criminal-Law Cases

Gorsuch wotes with liberals in two criminal cases In a Supreme Court term in which many observers have been focused on the Court’s newest...

NSA improperly collected US phone call data after saying problem was fixed

NSA improperly obtaineed dataThe National Security Agency improperly collected phone call records of Americans last fall, months after a previous breach...

Justice Roberts Joins Supreme Court Liberals to Save Administrative State

John Roberts saves administrative stateThe conservative effort to “roll back the administrative state” suffered a defeat on Wednesday as the...

Wayfair workers plan walkout over company furnishing border camps

Wayfair workers walk out over detention camp funishingHundreds of employees of the online home goods company Wayfair will stage a walkout on Wednesday...
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support!
TVNL Tee Shirt
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support!
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support!
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!