Lindh makes second request for commuted prison sentence

[JURIST] An attorney for John Walker Lindh [CNN profile], the American caught fighting for the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001, said Tuesday that Lindh has again asked President Bush to commute his 20-year prison sentence [CNN report]. Lindh was sentenced in 2002 after reaching a plea agreement [PDF text] with federal prosecutors. Under the agreement, Lindh pleaded guilty to supplying services to the Taliban [indictment text] and prosecutors dismissed other terrorism-related charges. In September 2004, Lindh asked Bush to commute his sentence [JURIST report], but then-Attorney General John Ashcroft rejected the request [JURIST report], saying Lindh's sentence was fair. AP has more.



 

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