Dec 21, 2009
Civil liberties attorney Lynne Stewart was sent to prison on November 19, to begin serving a 28-month sentence for “conspiracy to provide material aid to terrorist activity.”
What she had done was to defend a client both poor and unpopular, Sheik Omar Rahman – someone the U.S. government did not want to have a good defense. Secretly, the government recorded Stewart’s meetings with her client in order to find a way to prosecute her. The U.S. broke the law to frame up a lawyer doing her duty. The crime they charged her with was releasing a statement Rahman made for the press.
Now this 70-year-old woman, a former cancer patient with health issues, will go to jail for more than two years.
Freedom and justice for who?