By lex, on March 19th, 2009
The feds are “easing restrictions” on American Taliban John Walker Lindh:
Among other changes, officials are expanding the number of people who can contact Lindh, who is serving a 20-year prison term without possibility of parole in a medium-security prison in Terre Haute, Ind.
Lindh pleaded guilty more than six years ago to charges of supporting the Taliban and carrying a rifle and two hand grenades onto the battlefield in Afghanistan, where radicals fought the Northern Alliance aligned with U.S. forces.
Lindh was captured in arms after having been wounded fighting against US-allied forces in Afghanistan.
In a riot at Lindh’s first detention center after being captured, CIA agent Johnny Michael Spann bravely stood his ground and killed three talibs who had surrounded him and others, allowing a team of Afghan doctors to flee to safety. Spann was a former Marine, and the first American casualty of the war in Afghanistan.
Spann had interviewed Lindh prior to the raid. Lindh, who knew that a murderous riot was brewing among the prisoners, said nothing.
So yeah, ease the restrictions on John Walker Lindh.
Put him in the general prison population.