Dying defense attorney receives compassionate release from prison

FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- A dying former civil rights attorney convicted in a terrorism case received a "compassionate release" from federal prison in Texas on a judge's order.

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NEW YORK, July 16 (UPI) -- A lawyer for the so-called Blind Sheik tied to the 1993 attacks on the World Trade Center was sentenced for aiding the terrorist leader, a New York court said.

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NEW YORK, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- The judge who sentenced New York lawyer Lynne Stewart ignored her conviction on a "crime of terrorism," a federal prosecutor told an appeals court.

Lawyer for jailed terrorist gets 28 months

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Juror: Stewart conviction a 'message'

NEW YORK, April 11 (UPI) -- One of the jurors who convicted lawyer Lynne Stewart on terrorism-related charges said the panels' message was "do not conspire with terrorists." Stewart was convicted Feb. 10 of aiding a designated terror group.

NYC jury convicts lawyer in terror case

NEW YORK, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- A New York jury has convicted a lawyer for an Islamic terrorist of a felony, resulting in her being immediately disbarred.

Gonzales praises N.Y. terror verdicts

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales praised Thursday's conviction of a lawyer in New York for smuggling notes from an imprisoned terrorist.

Muslims, Christians fight at funeral

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U.S. lawyer's terror trial winding down

NEW YORK, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. prosecutors in New York have begun their summation in the trial of lawyer Lynne Stewart, accused of aiding Muslim terrorists, the New York Times said.

Jailed sheik sabotaged his own health

NEW YORK, July 1 (UPI) -- A court in New York has been told an Egyptian sheik imprisoned for life for terrorism sabotaged his own health, the New York Times reported.

Judge drops lawyer's terror charges

NEW YORK, July 23 (UPI) -- A federal judge has dismissed charges that a lawyer supported terrorism by helping an imprisoned sheik.

Commentary: Congressman Billybob's say-so

HIGHLANDS, N.C., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- (This new commentary feature, "Congressman Billybob Sez," written by lawyer John Armor, comments on political issues of the day.)

4 charged with helping 'blind sheik'

NEW YORK, April 9 (UPI) -- Four associates of Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, including his American lawyer, were indicted Tuesday on charges of helping the "blind sheik" conduct terrorist activ

American indicted for WTC terrorist help

, April 9 (UPI) -- American attorney Lynne Stewart was one of four named in an indictment Tuesday for allegedly helping 1993 World Trade Center terrorist Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman
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Lynne Feltham Stewart (born October 8, 1939) is an American radical activist. As an attorney she represented controversial, radical, and often unpopular defendants.

In 2005, Stewart was convicted on charges of conspiracy and providing material support to terrorists, and sentenced to 28 months in prison. Her felony conviction led to her being automatically disbarred. She was convicted of helping pass messages from her client, Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, an Egyptian cleric convicted of planning terror attacks, to his followers in al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya, an organization designated as a Foreign Terrorist Organization by the United States Secretary of State.

She was re-sentenced on July 15, 2010 to 10 years in prison in light of perjury at her trial and other factors not properly considered against her by the sentencing judge.

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