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John Walker Lindh

American Taliban

Detained

Details
ImportanceLow
Location of DetentionFlorence, Colorado, United States
Capturing AuthorityNorthern Alliance
Date of CaptureNovember 2001
Location of CaptureKonduz, Afghanistan
AffiliationTaliban
RoleSoldier
NationalityAmerican
Alias(es)Suleyman al-Faris, Abdul Hamid, Hamza Walker Lindh
Date of BirthFeb. 9, 1981
Place of BirthSilver Spring, Maryland, United States
GenderMale
HistoryAttended training camp in postwar Afghanistan (1990-2001)
Charging authorityUnited States
Charges issuedFeb. 5, 2002
Case statusConvicted
ConvictionsServing in the Taliban; carrying weapons
Sentence20 years imprisonment
Case resolvedJuly 15, 2002
 
 
Narrative and Notes
 
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  • Lindh was a convert to Islam and Taliban line soldier during the Sept. 11 attacks. He was captured by the Northern Alliance at Konduz and turned over to U.S. forces.
  • He was moved from federal prison in Victorville, California, to the maximum-security prison in Florence, Colorado, in February 2007.1
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    Sources
    1 "American Taliban sent to Supermax." The Associated Press: April 13, 2007.
     
     
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