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John Phillip Walker Lindh (born February 9, 1981) is a U.S. citizen who was captured as an enemy combatant during the United States' invasion of Afghanistan
in November 2001. He was captured and detained at Qala-i-Jangi
fortress, used as a prison. He took part in the Battle of Qala-i-Jangi, a violent uprising of the Taliban
prisoners, during which the CIA
officer Johnny "Mike" Spann was killed, together with all but 86 of the estimated 300–500 prisoners. Brought to trial in United States
United States
federal court in February 2002, Lindh accepted a plea bargain; he pleaded guilty to two charges and was sentenced to 20 years in prison without parole. A convert to Sunni Islam
Sunni Islam
in California
at age 16, Lindh traveled to Yemen in 1998 to study Arabic and stayed there for 10 months. He later returned in 2000, then went to Afghanistan
to aid the Taliban. He received training at Al-Farouq, a training camp associated with al-Qaeda, designated a terrorist organization by the United States
United States
and other countries. While at the camp, he attended a lecture by Osama bin Laden. After the 9/11 attacks, he remained there to join opposing military forces after he learned that the U.S. was allied with the Afghan Northern Alliance. Lindh had previously received training with Harkat-ul-Mujahideen, an internationally designated terrorist organization based in Pakistan.[1][2][3][4] Lindh went by the name Sulayman al-Faris during his time in Afghanistan, but prefers the name Abu Sulayman al-Irlandi today.[5] In early reports following his capture, when the press learned that he was a U.S. citizen, he was usually referred to by the news media as just "John Walker".[6]


1 Youth, conversion, and travels 2 Capture and interrogation 3 Trial 4 Imprisonment 5 In popular culture 6 See also 7 References 8 External links

Youth, conversion, and travels[edit] Lindh was born in Washington, D.C., to Marilyn Walker and Frank R. Lindh, as the middle of three children in the family.[7] His name 'John' was named after John Lennon, who died a year before Lindh's birth.[8] He was baptized a Catholic,[9] and grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland. When he was 10 years old, his family moved to San Anselmo, California.[6] Lindh suffered from an intestinal disorder as a child. At age 14, his health improved. He enrolled at Redwood High School as a freshman. He then transferred to Tamiscal High School in the Tamalpais Union High School District, an alternative school offering self-directed, individualized study programs. While there, he studied world culture, including Sunni Islam
Sunni Islam
and the Middle East.[6] Lindh left the school and eventually earned an equivalent of a high school diploma by passing the California
High School Proficiency Exam at age 16. As an adolescent, Lindh participated in IRC
chat rooms with the IRC nickname Mujahid. He became a devoted fan of hip-hop music and engaged in extensive discussions on Usenet
newsgroups, sometimes pretending to be an African American rapper who would criticize others for "acting black."[10][11] Spike Lee's film Malcolm X impressed him deeply and sparked his interest in Islam.[9] Although his parents did not divorce until 1999, their marriage was in serious trouble throughout Lindh's adolescence. His father often left their Marin residence for extended periods to live in San Francisco with a male lover, as he was an acknowledged homosexual.[12][13] Frank Lindh said he and Marilyn had been in effect separated since 1997.[14] In 1997, at the age of 16, Lindh formally converted to Islam. He began regularly attending mosques in Mill Valley and later in nearby San Francisco.[15] In 1998, Lindh traveled to Yemen and stayed for about 10 months to learn Arabic so that he could read the Qur'an
in its original language. He returned to the United States
United States
in 1999, living with his family for about eight months. Lindh returned to Yemen in February 2000 and left for Pakistan to study at a madrassa. While abroad, Lindh sent numerous emails to his family. In one, his father told him about the USS Cole bombing, to which Lindh replied that the American naval destroyers being in the Yemen harbor had been an act of war, and that the bombing was justified. "This raised my concerns," his father told Newsweek, "but my days of molding him were over."[16] At the age of 20, Lindh decided to travel to Afghanistan
to fight for the Afghan Taliban
government forces against Northern Alliance fighters.[17] His parents said that he was moved by stories of atrocities allegedly perpetrated by the Northern Alliance
Northern Alliance
army against civilians. He traveled to Afghanistan
in May 2001.[18] Tony West, his lawyer, explained it as follows: "One of the first things he told Army interrogators when they questioned him on December 3, 2001, was that after 9/11 happened, he wanted to leave the front lines but couldn't for fear of his life. John never wanted to be in a position where he was opposing the United States
United States
(and never thought he would be), and in fact he never opposed any American military."[19] Capture and interrogation[edit] Lindh was captured on November 25, 2001, by Afghan Northern Alliance forces after his foreign fighters unit surrendered at Kunduz
after retreating from Takar.[9] He and other fighters were to be questioned by the CIA
officers Johnny "Mike" Spann and Dave "Dawson" Tyson at General Dostum's military garrison, Qala-i-Jangi, near Mazār-e Sharīf. During the initial questioning, Lindh was not advised of his rights and his request for a lawyer was denied.[20] After being detained, Lindh first said that he was Irish. While being interviewed by the CIA, he did not reveal that he was American.[9][17][21] Spann asked Lindh, "Are you a member of the IRA?" He was asked this question because, when questioned by Spann, an Iraqi in the group identified Lindh as an English speaker. Lindh had been told to say he was "Irish" in order to avoid problems.[21] Moments later, around 11 am, the makeshift prison was the scene of a violent Taliban
uprising, which became known as the Battle of Qala-i-Jangi. Spann and hundreds of foreign fighters were killed; only 86 prisoners survived. According to other detainees interviewed by the journalist Robert Young Pelton for CNN, Lindh was fully aware of the planned uprising, yet remained silent and did not cooperate with the Americans.[21][22] Sometime during the initial uprising, Lindh was shot in the right upper thigh and found refuge in a basement, hiding with a group of Arab, Uzbek, and Pakistani detainees. On the second day, the Red Cross sent in workers to collect the dead. As soon as they entered, the workers were shot by the prisoners, who killed one.[23] The Northern Alliance repeatedly bombarded the area with RPG and grenade attacks, and set alight fuel it poured in.[9] Finally, on December 2, 2001, Northern Alliance
Northern Alliance
forces diverted an irrigation stream into the middle of the camp to flush the remaining prisoners out of their underground shelters, drowning many in the process.[24] Lindh and about 85 survivors from the original 300–500 were forced out of hiding. Northern Alliance
Northern Alliance
soldiers bound Lindh's elbows behind his back. Shortly after his recapture, Lindh was noticed and interviewed by Pelton, who was working as a stringer for CNN. Lindh initially gave his name as "Abd-al-Hamid" but later gave his birth name. Pelton brought a medic and food for Lindh and interviewed him about how he got there. During the interview, Lindh said that he was a member of al-Ansar, a group of Arabic-speaking fighters financed by Osama bin Laden. Lindh said that the prison uprising was sparked by some of the prisoner guards smuggling grenades into the basement, "This is against what we had agreed upon with the Northern Alliance, and this is against Islam. It is a major sin to break a contract, especially in military situations".[25] A U.S. Army Special
Forces operator, fresh from three weeks of combat, gave up his bed so that the wounded Lindh could sleep there.[21][26][27][28] Pelton repeatedly asked Lindh if he wanted to call his parents or have the journalist do so, but Lindh declined.

Lindh photographed after being transported to Camp Rhino

After capture, Lindh was given basic first aid and questioned for a week at Mazār-e Sharīf. He was taken to Camp Rhino
Camp Rhino
on December 7, 2001, the bullet still within his thigh.[29][30] When Lindh arrived at Camp Rhino, he was stripped and restrained on a stretcher, blindfolded and placed in a metal shipping container, which was procedure for dealing with a potentially dangerous detainee associated with a terrorist organization.[28] While bound to the stretcher, he was photographed by some American military personnel.[31] At Camp Rhino, he was given oxycodone/paracetamol for pain and diazepam.[27] On December 8 and 9, he was interviewed by the FBI [30] and was mirandized on December 9 or 10.[32] He was held at Camp Rhino
Camp Rhino
until he was transferred to the USS Peleliu on December 14, 2001 with other wounded detainees, where his wound was operated on and he received further care.[33] He was interrogated before the operation on December 14. While on the Peleliu, he signed confession documents while he was held by the United States
United States
Marine Corps. On December 31, 2001, Lindh was transferred to the USS Bataan, where he was held until January 22, 2002. He was flown back to the United States
United States
to face criminal charges. On January 16, 2002, Attorney General John Ashcroft announced that Lindh would be tried in the United States. In 2002, former President George H. W. Bush
George H. W. Bush
referred to Lindh as "some misguided Marin County hot-tubber". The comment provoked a minor furor and prompted a retraction of the statement by Bush.[34] Lindh's attorney[which?] told the press that his client had asked for a lawyer repeatedly before being interviewed by the FBI but he did not get one, and that "highly coercive" prison conditions forced Lindh to waive his right to remain silent. Although the FBI asked Jesselyn Radack, a Justice Department ethics adviser, whether Lindh could be questioned without a lawyer present, they did not follow her advice to avoid that scenario.[35] Trial[edit] On February 5, 2002, Lindh was indicted by a federal grand jury on ten charges:[36]

Conspiracy to murder U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals Two counts of providing material support and resources to terrorist organizations One count of supplying services to the Taliban Conspiracy to contribute services to Al Qaeda Contributing services to Al Qaeda Conspiracy to supply services to the Taliban Using and carrying firearms and destructive devices during crimes of violence

If convicted of these charges, Lindh could have received up to three life sentences and 90 additional years in prison. On February 13, 2002, he pleaded not guilty to all 10 charges.[36] The court scheduled an evidence suppression hearing, at which Lindh would have been able to testify about the details of the torture to which he claimed he was subjected. The government faced the problem that a key piece of evidence – Lindh's confession – might be excluded from evidence as having been forced under duress (i.e. torture). Michael Chertoff, then-head of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, then directed the prosecutors to offer Lindh a plea bargain. Lindh could plead guilty to two charges: supplying services to the Taliban
(50 U.S.C. § 1705(b), 18 U.S.C. § 2, 31 C.F.R. 545.204, and 31 C.F.R. 545.206a) and carrying an explosive during the commission of a felony (18 U.S.C. § 844(h)(2)). He would have to consent to a gag order that would prevent him from making any public statements on the matter for the duration of his 20-year sentence, and he would have to drop any claims that he had been mistreated or tortured by U.S. military personnel in Afghanistan
and aboard two military ships during December 2001 and January 2002. In return, all other charges would be dropped. The gag order was said to be at the request of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.[9] Lindh accepted this offer. On July 15, 2002, he entered his plea of guilty to the two remaining charges. The judge asked Lindh to say, in his own words, what he was admitting to: "I plead guilty. I provided my services as a soldier to the Taliban
last year from about August to December. In the course of doing so, I carried a rifle and two grenades. I did so knowingly and willingly knowing that it was illegal." Lindh said that he "went to Afghanistan
with the intention of fighting against terrorism and oppression," fighting for the suffering of ordinary people at the hands of the Northern Alliance.[9] On October 4, 2002, Judge T.S. Ellis III formally imposed the sentence: 20 years without possibility of parole.[37] The government invoked the Son of Sam law and informed Lindh that any and all profits made from book deals or any movies about Lindh's experience would be automatically transferred to the federal government. Lindh, his family, his relatives, his associates and his friends will be unable to profit financially from his crimes and/or experiences. Lindh's attorney, James Brosnahan, said Lindh would be eligible for release in 17 years, with good behavior. This is because, although there is no parole under federal law, his sentence could be reduced by 15 percent, or three years, for good behavior. Lindh agreed to cooperate "fully, truthfully and completely" with both military intelligence and law enforcement agencies in the terrorism investigation.[38] Imprisonment[edit] In January 2003 Lindh was sent to the U.S. Penitentiary, Victorville, a high-security facility northeast of Los Angeles.[39] On March 3, 2003, Lindh was tackled by inmate Richard Dale Morrison. He assaulted Lindh at prayer, causing bruises on his forehead. On July 2, 2003, Morrison was charged with a misdemeanor count of assault.[40] Lindh was held in Federal Supermax
ADX Florence
ADX Florence
in Florence, Colorado for a short time. He is currently serving his sentence as prisoner 45426-083,[41] with a projected release date of May 23, 2019, at the Federal Correctional Institution at Terre Haute, Indiana
Terre Haute, Indiana
in the Communication Management Unit.[42][43] In April 2007, citing the reduced sentence for the Australian prisoner David Matthew Hicks, Lindh's attorneys made a public plea for a Presidential commutation to lessen his 20-year sentence. In January 2009, the Lindh family's petition for clemency was denied by President Bush in one of his final acts in office. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, all "special administrative measures" in place against Lindh expired on March 20, 2009, as part of a gradual easing of restrictions on him.[44][45] In 2010 Lindh and the Syrian-American prisoner Enaam Arnaout sued to lift restrictions on group prayer by Muslim inmates in the Communication Management Unit.[42] On January 11, 2013, a federal judge ruled in their favor, saying that the government had shown no compelling interest in restricting the religious speech of the inmates by prohibiting them from praying together.[46][45] According to an internal report by the National Counterterrorism Center, Lindh told a visiting television news producer that he has not renounced extremist violence.[45] Lindh secured Irish citizenship in 2013 through his paternal grandmother, Kathleen Maguire, who was born in Donegal.[45] In popular culture[edit]

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In a National Geographic documentary, Taliban
Uprising, the only video of Lindh speaking since his capture is shown.[24] The documentary Good Morning, Afghanistan
by Damien Degueldre features the Battle of Masar-el Sharif, where John Walker was being held and later transferred by the Northern Alliance
Northern Alliance
to US Special
Forces Operatives. DJ Krush
DJ Krush
and Anticon
recorded the song "Song for John Walker" for the 2002 album The Message at the Depth. Steve Earle
Steve Earle
recorded a song about Lindh entitled "John Walker's Blues". It was released on his 2002 album Jerusalem.[47] The 2003 graphic novel Johnny Jihad by Ryan Inzana is based loosely on Lindh's story. The 13th-season premiere of the police procedural and legal drama television series Law & Order is based on the Lindh case. In episode seven of the first season of the television series Entourage Vince is offered a role in a fictitious movie based on "the John Walker Lindh
John Walker Lindh

See also[edit]

Biography portal United States
United States

Detention of five Americans in Pakistan (Dec. 2009) Adam Yahiye Gadahn Yasser Esam Hamdi Bryant Neal Vinas


^ Original Indictment John Walker Lindh
John Walker Lindh
Indictment ^ Statement of Facts U.S. Department of Justice ^ Truth About John Lindh (speech) Frank Lindh ^ Mayer, Jane (2008). The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals. New York, NY: Doubleday. p. 73. ISBN 978-0-385-52639-5.  ^ "Cageprisoners: The Ballad of the Fleas". pub. September 24, 2010. Archived from the original on October 2, 2010. Retrieved September 25, 2010.  ^ a b c Tyrangiel, Josh (December 8, 2001). "The Taliban
Next Door". Time magazine. Retrieved August 1, 2009.  ^ "The Real Story of John Philip Walker Lindh–"The American Taliban"–as Told by His Father, Frank Lindh". The Peter Collins Show. 26 June 2013.  ^ Alonso-Zalvidar, Ricardo; M. Glionna, John (4 December 2001). "American Taliban
Took Odd Route". The Los Angeles Times. CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link) ^ a b c d e f g Frank Lindh (July 10, 2011). "America's 'Detainee 001'". The Guardian. Retrieved July 11, 2011.  ^ Best, James (September 3, 2003). "Black Like Me: John Walker Lindh's hip-hop daze". East Bay Express. Retrieved October 26, 2010.  ^ John Lindh Usenet
Postings John Lindh ^ Backer, Larry (2005). "EMASCULATED MEN, EFFEMINATE LAW IN THE UNITED STATES, ZIMBABWE AND MALAYSIA". Yale Journal of Law and Feminism. Yale. 17 (1): 8–9. SSRN 618863 .  ^ "Liberal Parents, Lost Children". American Enterprise Institute Public Policy Research. American Enterprise Institute: 7. March 1, 2002. Retrieved November 14, 2009.  ^ Rico, John (April 2009). "Can John Walker Lindh
John Walker Lindh
Go Home Now?". GQ Magazine. p. 2. Retrieved November 15, 2009.  ^ Josh Tyrangiel (December 9, 2001). "The Taliban
Next Door". Time magazine. Retrieved May 26, 2008.  ^ Thomas, Evan (December 16, 2001), "A Long, Strange Trip To The Taliban", Newsweek, archived from the original on May 7, 2012, retrieved May 7, 2012  ^ a b "John Walker Lindh's Parents Discuss Their Son's Story". Democracy Now. July 31, 2009. Retrieved March 22, 2010.  ^ Tom Junod (July 1, 2006). "Innocent". Esquire. Retrieved January 30, 2010.  ^ "John Walker Lindh's plea with Tony West, Defense Attorney and Co-counsel", Washington Post, 18 July 2002. ^ Buncombe, Andrew; Penketh, Anne (2004-06-10). "Rumsfeld 'told officers to take gloves off with Lindh'". The Independent. Washington: Independent Print Limited. Retrieved 2014-08-27.  ^ a b c d Pelton, Robert Young. "The Truth about John Walker Lindh" (PDF). Honor Mike Spann. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 25, 2006.  ^ " FindLaw
- United States
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of America v. John Philip Walker Lindh - Grand Jury Indictment". findlaw.com.  ^ "3 Relief Workers Shot in Riot Aftermath". LA Times. Retrieved 6 December 2012.  ^ a b Taliban
Uprising Archived December 23, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. National Geographic Documentary ^ Lucas, Dean. "Famous Pictures Magazine – American Taliban". Retrieved June 26, 2012.  ^ "Walker: Prison uprising was 'a mistake'". CNN. December 20, 2001.  ^ a b "Government's Opposition to Defendant's Motion to Compel Discovery of Documents Filed In Camera" (PDF). Findlaw News Document Archive. findlaw.com.  ^ a b "Report of Proceedings by Investigating Officer, AR 15-6" (PDF). DOD. Retrieved December 13, 2011.  ^ "U.S. denies torturing American Taliban". Japan Today. August 1, 2007. Retrieved August 1, 2007. [permanent dead link] ^ a b "Lindh's rights were violated, lawyers say". IOL. 2000. Archived from the original on January 23, 2008. Retrieved August 1, 2007.  ^ Tony West Attorneys for defendant John Walker Lindh
John Walker Lindh
(June 13, 2002). "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA vs JOHN PHILLIP WALKER LINDH – CRIMINAL NO. 02-37-A" (PDF). UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT. Retrieved August 1, 2007. By the time Mr.Lindh arrived at Camp Rhino, it was night and the temperature was cold. Immediately upon arrival, soldiers cut off all of Mr. Lindh's clothing. He developed frostbite. Completely naked, wearing nothing but his blindfold and shaking violently from the cold nighttime air, Mr.Lindh was then bound to a stretcher with heavy duct tape wrapped tightly around his chest, upper arms, ankles and the stretcher itself. Next, he was placed in a windowless metal shipping container, about 15 feet long, 7 feet wide and 8 feet high, but not before military personnel photographed Mr. Lindh as he lay naked on the stretcher.  ^ Asbury, Anne (2002-01-15). "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JOHN PHILIP WALKER LINDH". justice.gov. Retrieved 2014-08-27.  ^ PAUL J. McNULTY UNITED STATES ATTORNEY (April 2, 2002). "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA vs JOHN PHILLIP WALKER LINDH – CRIMINAL NO. 02-37-A" (PDF). UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT. Retrieved August 1, 2007. On December 14, 2001, Lindh was flown from Camp Rhino
Camp Rhino
to the USS Peleliu where he received the following treatment: 12 days after his US capture in Afghanistan, he was operated on by the Peleliu’s senior surgeon to remove the bullet lodged in his leg; he received daily medical treatment for the bullet wound as well as mild frostbite on his toes; he received various forms of medication including Motrin and Keflex (an antibiotic); … ; he and his fellow detainees were advised five times per day as to the time for prayer and the brig supervisor called up to the deck to ascertain the location of Mecca
so that he could advise the detainees in which direction to pray; he and his fellow detainees were provided Korans to facilitate their prayers. He was permitted to shower twice a week and to wash his feet every day; he was given meals and unlimited water, was permitted to talk with his fellow detainees; and he was repeatedly queried by Peleliu personnel whether there was anything else he needed.  ^ Duncan Campbell (July 16, 2002). "From hot tub to hot water Special
reports Guardian Unlimited". The Guardian. London. Retrieved March 22, 2010.  ^ Horton, Scott (February 23, 2010). "Justice's Vendetta Against a Whistleblower: Six Questions for Jesselyn Radack". Harper's Magazine.  ^ a b "Transcript of John Ashcroft
John Ashcroft
– February 5, 2002". CNN. February 5, 2002. Retrieved March 22, 2010.  ^ "Walker Lindh sentenced to 20 years". CNN. 4 October 2002.  ^ "CNN.com – 'I plead guilty', Taliban
American says – July 17, 2002". CNN. July 17, 2002. Archived from the original on March 16, 2007. Retrieved March 22, 2010. CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link) ^ "Lindh Gets Sent From Va. to Calif. Prison". Huron Daily Tribune. 29 January 2003.  ^ Rosenzweig, David; Johnson, John (4 July 2003). "Fellow Prisoner Is Charged With Assault on Lindh". Los Angeles Times.  ^ "BOP Inmate Locator".  ^ a b Wilson, Charles (September 1, 2010). " John Walker Lindh
John Walker Lindh
seeks Ind. prison prayer ruling". Associated Press. Archived from the original on September 2, 2010. Retrieved October 23, 2010.  ^ "Federal Bureau of Prisons". BOP.gov. Retrieved March 22, 2010.  ^ Johnson, Carrie, "Prison Officials Are Loosening Restrictions On Taliban
Supporter", Washington Post, March 18, 2009, p. 6. ^ a b c d de Luce, Dan; Gramer, Robbie; Winter, Jana (June 23, 2017). "John Walker Lindh, Detainee #001 in the Global War On Terror, Will Go Free In Two Years. What Then?". Foreign Policy.  ^ Wilson, Charles (January 11, 2013). "US-born Taliban
fighter wins prison prayer lawsuit". Associated Press. Archived from the original on January 14, 2013. Retrieved January 13, 2013.  ^ "'John Walker's Blues' meets the boos". CNN. Retrieved 2013-01-27. 

External links[edit]

The Lindh indictment Case History: U.S. v. Lindh, on FindLaw Free John Walker Lindh
John Walker Lindh
– Unofficial website. "The Real Story of John Walker Lindh" by Frank Lindh, AlterNet, January 24, 2006. – An address to the Commonwealth Club of California
by John Walker Lindh's father.

Audio file of above speech (in RealAudio format)

"False and misleading statements by Mr. Frank Lindh omits many known facts: Article of appeal" by Johnny Spann, HonorMikeSpann.com, February 1, 2006. ( PDF
file) – Response by Mike Spann's father. "The Real Story of John Walker Lindh" – 2013 Frank Lindh interview on The Peter B. Collins Show. "America's 'detainee 001' – the persecution of John Walker Lindh" by Frank Lindh, in The Guardian, July 10, 2011

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Alleged militants in the War on Terror
War on Terror
who have lived in United States

People listed in italics have died.

September 11 attacks

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed1 Mohamed Atta Satam al-Suqami Waleed al-Shehri Wail al-Shehri Abdulaziz al-Omari Marwan al-Shehhi Fayez Banihammad Mohand al-Shehri Hamza al-Ghamdi Ahmed al-Ghamdi Hani Hanjour Khalid al-Mihdhar Majed Moqed Nawaf al-Hazmi Salem al-Hazmi Ziad Jarrah Ahmed al-Nami Saeed al-Ghamdi Ahmed al-Haznawi

Buffalo Six

Sahim Alwan2 Mukhtar al-Bakri2 Kamal Derwish Jaber A. Elbaneh Faysal Galab2 Yahya Goba2 Shafal Mosed2 Yaseinn Taher2


Sami Al-Arian2 Anwar al-Awlaki Adam Yahiye Gadahn Wadih el-Hage1 Ziyad Khaleel Khaled Abu el-Dahab Ali Mohamed1 Zacarias Moussaoui1 Aafia Siddiqui1 Bryant Neal Vinas1 Najibullah Zazi1

cab drivers

Mohamad Elzahabi2 Nabil al-Marabh2 Raed Hijazi1 Bassam Kanj

Portland Seven

Jeffrey Battle1 Ahmed Bilal2 Muhammad Ibrahim Bilal2 Patrice Lumumba Ford1 Mike Hawash2 October Lewis2 Habis Abdulla al Saoub

Arrested in 2005 and convicted

Abdulrahman Farhane1 Mahmud al-Mutazzim1 Rafiq Abdus Sabir1 Tarik Shah1

Liberty City Seven

Patrick Abraham1 Burson Augustin1 Rotschild Augustine1 Narseal Batiste1 Stanley Phanor1

2007 Fort Dix plot

Agron Abdullahu2 Dritan Duka1 Eljvir Duka1 Shain Duka1 Mohamad Ibrahim Shnewer1 Serdar Tatar1

D.C. Five

Umer Farooq1 Waqar Khan1 Ahmed Abdullah Minni1 Aman Hassan Yasir1 Ramy Zamzam1

Held at Guantanamo Bay

Majid Khan Khalid Sheikh Mohammed


Shirwa Ahmed Mohamed Mahmood Alessa / Carlos Eduardo Almonte1 Daniel Patrick Boyd1 / Raleigh jihad group1 Sayed Malike1 Adnan Gulshair el Shukrijumah

Currently imprisoned

Nuradin Abdi Ahmed Omar Abu Ali Farooque Ahmed Iyman Faris Rezwan Ferdaus Michael Finton Joshua Ryne Goldberg Nidal Hasan David Headley John Walker Lindh Daniel Maldonado José Padilla Tahawwur Hussain Rana Michael Curtis Reynolds Faisal Shahzad Hosam Maher Husein Smadi Ali al-Tamimi

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1 Currently imprisoned.   2 Released after serving sentence.

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Controversies surrounding people captured during the War on Terror

Guantanamo Bay detention camp

Suicide attempts Quran desecration controversy Boycott of military tribunals Former captives alleged to have (re)joined insurgency Hunger strikes Force feeding Homicide accusations Juvenile prisoner Seton Hall reports

black site operations

Enhanced interrogation techniques Ghost detainees Waterboarding Destruction of interrogation tapes

Prison and detainee abuse

Abu Ghraib Bagram Canadian Afghan detainee issue Black jail Salt Pit

Prison uprisings and escapes

Battle of Qala-i-Jangi Battle of Abu Ghraib 2008 Sarposa Prison mass escape Basra prison incident Afghan escapes Iraqi escapes

Deaths in custody

Dilawar Jamal Nasser Abdul Wahid Habibullah Abed Hamed Mowhoush Manadel al-Jamadi Nagem Hatab Baha Mousa Fashad Mohamed Muhammad Zaidan Gul Rahman Abdul Wali Dasht-i-Leili massacre


Abu Zubaydah Mohamedou Ould Slahi Mohammed al-Qahtani Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Abdul Jabar Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri Binyam Mohamed

Forced disappearances

Ibn al-Shaykh al-Libi Abdu Ali al Haji Sharqawi Muhammed al-Darbi Mohammed Omar Abdel-Rahman Tariq Mahmood Hassan Ghul Musaad Aruchi Hiwa Abdul Rahman Rashul

Reports and legislation

Ryder Report Fay Report Taguba Report Church Report Detainee Treatment Act Senate Armed Services Committee Report Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA

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Authority control

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