Dying defense lawyer Lynne Stewart released

A former defense lawyer Lynne Stewart was released from prison.

Dying defense lawyer Lynne Stewart released

World Bulletin / News Desk

A dying former civil rights lawyer convicted in a terrorism case and sentenced to 10 years in prison was released from prison on Tuesday.

Stewart, 74, sentenced over her 2005 conviction for helping a client, Egyptian cleric Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, smuggle messages from prison to Egypt's Islamic Group.

On Tuesday, the Bureau of Prisons and U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara in Manhattan recommended that Stewart be released from the Federal Medical Center Carswell in Fort Worth, Texas, and to live in Brooklyn, New York, with her son, a lawyer.

Last Mod: 01 Ocak 2014, 10:03
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