What's the Hold-Up? Lynne Stewart, Imprisoned Human Rights Attorney Dying Of Lung Cancer, Is Supposed to Be Freed
Lynne Stewart, the fearless defense attorney with a taste for representing controversial clients, is serving a ten-year prison sentence as her lung cancer spreads. Sixty pounds slimmer and losing time, Stewart was granted compasssionate release six weeks ago, but is still not free.
Stewart was convicted of on conspiracy charges for providing material support to terrorists in 2005, but she and her supporters stress that she was simply delivering a press release to a Reuters journalist, honoring her client's1st Amendment rights. In 2010, charges of perjury led her to be re-sentenced to 10 years in prison.
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