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John Walker Lindh   full John Philip Walker Lindh (born February 9, 1981 (38 years old) Washington, DC, USA) citizen who was captured as an enemy combatant  during the  invasion of Afghanistan  by  the United States  in November 2001.

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He was captured and detained in the  Qala-i-Jangi fortress  , used as a prison. He participated in the  battle of Qala-i-Jangi  , a violent uprising of Taliban prisoners, during which  CIA officer  Johnny “Mike” Spann was killed, along with all but 86 of the approximately 300 to 500 prisoners.

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 On trial in a federal court in the United States in February 2002, Lindh accepted a plea agreement; He pleaded guilty to two counts and was sentenced to 20 years in prison. It was announced in April 2019 that he would be placed on probation on May 23, 2019, for a period of three years of probation.
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Marilyn Walker and Frank R. Lindh, as half of the three children of the family.
His father often left his residence in Marin for extended periods to live in San Francisco with a male lover. Frank Lindh said that he and Marilyn had been separated since 1997.

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He enrolled at  Redwood High School as a freshman  then transferred to Tamiscal High School 

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At the age of 20, Lindh decided to travel to Afghanistan to fight for the  forces of the  Afghan  Taliban government  against  the  fighters of the  Northern Alliance .  His parents said he was moved by the stories of atrocities allegedly perpetrated by the Northern Alliance army against civilians. He traveled to Afghanistan in May 2001.

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The American John Walker Lindh was captured in Afghanistan  in the fall of 2001, shortly after the invasion of the United States. The so-called  American Taliban  was sentenced to 20 years in prison  after being found guilty of supporting the Taliban . Unlike citizens of other countries who were captured by US troops in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the then young Lindh, 20, was tried by a federal court in the US and did not end up in the Guantánamo detention camp. After serving 17 years of his sentence, Lindh will leave this Thursday the federal prison Terre Haute, in Indiana.

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Real Name

John Philip Walker Lindh

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John Walker Lindh

Profession

Citizen who was captured as an enemy combatant

Age

38  years old

 


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