American Taliban in Indiana courtroom for trial

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A cluster of U.S. marshals surrounded an American-born Taliban fighter as he was brought into an Indianapolis courtroom for a trial on his lawsuit challenging a ban on daily group prayers in prison.

John Walker Lindh is serving a 20-year sentence at the federal prison in Terre Haute. He was charged with supporting terrorists after he was captured by U.S. troops in Afghanistan and later pleaded guilty to lesser charges.

Lindh was wearing an olive green prison uniform and a white prayer cap when he was brought shackled into the courtroom in downtown Indianapolis Monday morning for the first day of the trial over the lawsuit. He smiled at his mother who was sitting in the third row of the courtroom gallery.

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