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Lynne Stewart's Struggle for Justice Continues

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Prosecutors claimed she violated US Bureau of Prisons Special Administrative Measures (SAMs). A gag order on Rahman was included.

Doing so prohibits discussing topics the Justice Department (DOJ) rules outside "legal representation." It also inhibits legal defenses.

Ramsey Clark issued press releases like Lynne. She alone was targeted. At issue was silencing a powerful legal advocate. Tactics included disbarring and imprisoning her unjustly.

Doing so warned other lawyers not to defend clients Washington wants convicted.  

Her trial mocked justice. It was orchestrated to convict. It reflected the worst of McCarthy-like tactics. Inflammatory terrorist images were displayed in court. 

Jurors were manipulated and intimidated. Lynne was called a traitor with radical political views. Heated rhetoric substituted for truth and full disclosure.

On February 10, 2005, she was convicted on all counts. She was automatically disbarred.

On October 17, 2006, she was sentenced to 28 months in prison. At the time, she remained free on bond pending appeal before the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

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In November 2009, she was ordered to surrender forthwith and report to prison.

She appealed and lost. Second Circuit justices upheld her conviction. They claimed 28 months was too lenient. They remanded her case back to district court Judge John Koeltl.

Pressure got him to increase Lynne's sentence to 10 years. She hopes Supreme Court justices will afford her what lower courts denied. 

On December 30, she sent a New Year's message . She addressed her legion of supporters. She approached 2013 with "fear and trepidation."

She maintains "indefatigable hope." She continues struggling against "those dread tentacles of corporatism (that) try to strangle us."

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It's no easy task fighting back. Lynne's imprisoned for trying. She discussed her "personal challenges."

She's a breast cancer survivor. It reemerged. It's spreading. It's treatable. More on that below.

She remains focused. She's determined not to allow "any such problem deter (her) from someday getting released" and being free.

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