American who fought for Taliban freed early from US prison - News Summed Up

American who fought for Taliban freed early from US prison


John Walker Lindh released, though some politicians say he may still be security riskJohn Walker Lindh, the American captured in 2001 fighting for the Taliban, has been released early from federal prison, instantly drawing the fury of senior US government officials who say he may still pose a security risk. A BOP spokesperson confirmed to the Guardian that Lindh had been released early due to “good conduct” but would not elaborate on the conditions of his parole. America's 'detainee 001' – the persecution of John Walker Lindh Read moreJohn Walker Lindh was 20 years old when he travelled to Afghanistan to join the Taliban. There are over 400 inmates currently held in the federal prison system with connections to international terrorism, with up to a quarter of those scheduled for release within the next five years. He began to explore Islam and, four years later, decided to convert,” Lindh wrote of his son.


Source: The Guardian May 23, 2019 08:08 UTC



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