'American Taliban' John Walker Lindh to be launched from jail right now

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MARIN COUNTY, Calif. — The Marin County man who turned generally known as the “American Taliban” after his seize on an Afghanistan battlefield in late 2001 is on the cusp of launch from jail.

Thirty-eight-year-old John Walker Lindh is scheduled for launch Thursday from the federal jail in Terre Haute, Indiana. He has spent greater than 17 years in jail after pleading responsible to offering help to the Taliban.

The plea deal known as for a 20-year sentence, however Lindh is getting out a couple of years early for good conduct.

His launch is opposed by the household of Mike Spann. He was killed in Afghanistan throughout an rebellion of Taliban prisoners. Spann had interrogated Lindh shortly earlier than the assault.

A choose not too long ago imposed extra restrictions on Lindh’s post-release supervision, together with monitoring of his web use

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