Lynne Stewart Released (video)
Lynne Stewart was found guilty in 2005 of distributing press releases on behalf of her jailed client, Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman. Her sentence was increased after an appeals court ruled that two years and four months of prison time was too light.
On New Year’s Eve, a federal judge ordered her compassionate release. Stewart is 74 years old and dying from late-stage breast cancer. Viewed by supporters as a political prisoner, she had served almost four years of a 10-year sentence.
- Exclusive: Dying Lawyer Lynne Stewart’s Jubilant Return Home After Winning Compassionate Release (democracynow.org)
- Civil rights lawyer Lynne Stewart granted “compassionate release” from prison (fsn.typepad.com)
- National Lawyers Guild Applauds the Compassionate Release of Lynne Stewart (indybay.org)