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American Taliban fighter sues prison for restricting Muslim prayer
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By Chelsea J. Carter, CNN


August 27, 2012 -- Updated 1544 GMT (2344 HKT)

John Walker Lindh, pictured in 2002, is serving a 20-year sentence for aiding the Taliban.



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  • John Walker Lindh, the so-called American Taliban, is suing his prison warden




  • Walker Lindh is accusing the prison of restricting Muslim prayer




  • He is serving a 20-year sentence for aiding the Taliban




  • Lindh is housed in a special unit in a federal prison in Indiana


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    (CNN) -- John Walker Lindh, who is serving a 20-year sentence for aiding the Taliban, heads to federal court Monday in Indianapolis in an attempt to overturn a prison ban that he says severely restricts Muslim prayer.



    Lindh is scheduled to take the stand in a lawsuit he filed against the warden and the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, alleging the warden's ban o

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