Eric Holder’s Ploy to Divert Attention from Obama’s Expanded Prisons Budget


Eric Holder’s Ploy to Divert Attention from Obama’s Expanded Prisons Budget.

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Right the Wrong: Release Lynne Stewart Now!

By Andrea Bauer

March 21, 2013  “FSP” – Attorney Lynne Stewart has many friends and fans. But the U.S. government is not one of them, and now it seems ready to turn the 73-year-old’s prison sentence into a death sentence, by denying her the medical care she needs to defeat a spreading cancer.

In 2005, Lynne was convicted of supporting terrorism after serving as the court-appointed lawyer for Egyptian cleric and alleged terrorist Omar Abdel-Rahman. Her crime? Helping her ailing client publicize a press release that she hoped might play a role in transferring him back to Egypt.

The charges came in April 2002, two years after the fact. Post-9/11 hysteria over terrorism and the persecution of Muslims and Arabs in the U.S. was at a peak. Bush had begun war against Afghanistan six months earlier.

The case against Stewart was a…

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