Lynn Stewart: Will a Legal Defender of Terror Suspects Die of Cancer in Prison?


Lynn Stewart: Will a legal defender of terror suspects die of cancer in prison?

Dogma and Geopolitics

Lynne Stewart‘s “Crime?” Steadfastly fighting for justice in courts that have surrendered their independence to serve the security and surveillance state.

April 22, 2013  |
 

Lynne Stewart, in the vindictive and hysterical world of the war on terror, is one of its martyrs. A 73-year-old lawyer who spent her life defending the poor, the marginalized and the despised, including blind cleric Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, she fell afoul of the state apparatus because she dared to demand justice rather than acquiesce to state sponsored witch hunts. And now, with stage 4 cancer that has metastasized, spreading to her lymph nodes, shoulder, bones and lungs, creating a grave threat to her life, she sits in a prison cell at the Federal Medical Center Carswell in Fort Worth, Texas, where she is serving a 10-year sentence. Stewart’s family is pleading with the state for “compassionate release” and numerous international…

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