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Lynne Stewart Falsely Convicted on Aiding and Abetting Terrorism Charges!
by Jeff Mackler
Thursday Feb 10th, 2005 3:03 PM
In a travesty of justice and after a seven-month trial progressive New
York attorney Lynne Stewart was convicted today on conspiracy to aid and abet terrorism charges
Lynne Stewart Falsely Convicted on Aiding and Abetting Terrorism Charges!

In a travesty of justice and after a seven-month trial progressive New
York attorney Lynne Stewart was convicted today on conspiracy to aid and abet terrorism charges

Co-defendants Mohammed Yousry and Abdel Sattar also convicted.

Defendants face 20-40 years in jail.

Stewart has announced plans to appeal.

Stewart is currently free on bail but limited to travel in New York

Lifelong progressive attorney Lynne Stewart was convicted on frame-up
conspiracy charges of aiding and abetting terrorism, of defrauding the
U.S. government and of violating a government Bureau of Prisons Special Administrative Order (SAM) when she released a press statement from her 1995 client, the Egyptian cleric Omar Abdel Rachman.

Rachman was convicted of conspiracy charges to blow up New York City
landmarks. Stewart's co-counsel in the Rachman case was former U.S.
Attorney General Ramsey Clark, who testified for Stewart at the recent

Stewart has announced her intention to appeal the charges against her.
She is currently free on $500,000 bail but limited to travel within New York State.

During the course of Stewart's seven-month trial government prosecutors failed to produce a single witness or piece of evidence linking Stewart to a single act of terrorism or to any other illegal activity.

Stewart repeatedly stated that the duty she owed to her client, Sheik
Rachman, required diligent and forceful advocacy on her part that was
not in conflict with government regulations or U.S. law.

Stewart's conviction demonstrates the continued erosion of fundamental
civil liberties in an era where the protections of the Bill of Rights
have been subordinated through new legislation to a fear generated by the government's insistence that terrorists are everywhere.

The government admitted that it had engaged in 85,000 acts of
wiretapping of Stewart's emails, faxes and phone calls. The government
eavesdropped, through hidden cameras and microphones, on Stewart's meetings with her client.

Stewart's national and local defense committee will continue to work
for the reversal of her conviction.

Details of the conviction will be presented at the media conference.

Representatives of the San Francisco legal community will be present at the media conference.
Urgent note: An emergency defense committee meeting is set for: 298
Valencia Street at 14th Street, San Francisco at 7 pm, Sayurday,
February 12.

Press Conference/Media Conference
-for immediate release-

Date: Friday, February 11, 10:30 am
Location: Law offices: Van Der Hout, Brigagliono & Nightingale
180 Sutter at Kearney, Fifth Floor
San Francisco

Contact person: Jeff Mackler 415-255-1080

Media conference speakers:
-Attorney Mark Van Der Hout
-Attorney Stephen Bingham, former defendant in the San Quentin 8
-Carlos Villarreal, Executive Director, SF National Lawyers Guild
-Riva Enteen, KPFA Local Advisory Board
-Jeff Mackler& Larry Felson, Lynne Stewart Defense Committee
Lynne Stewart Defense Committee
298 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
415-255-1080 <jmackler [at]>
February 10, 2004

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by aaron
Friday Feb 11th, 2005 10:00 AM
<<Finally, she is going to have to pay for her years of abusing the legal system and defending criminals and terrorists.>>

She defends criminals?

Off with her head!
by Chaim Ben Pesach
Wednesday Feb 16th, 2005 11:34 AM
American Communist lawyer Lynne Stewart was convicted last week by a federal jury in New York of aiding anti-American Islamic terrorist mass murderers.

Stewart was the attorney for Egyptian Muslim Nazi Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, who is serving a federal prison term of life without parole for being the leader of the Al Qaeda gang who assassinated Rabbi Meir Kahane in 1990 and who bombed the World Trade Center for the first time in 1993.

While visiting her client Rahman in a cozy prison hospital in Rochester, Minnesota, Stewart agreed to transmit Rahman's murderous instructions to his fellow Islamic terrorists in Egypt. And indeed as soon as she left the federal prison hospital, Stewart called a Reuters reporter in Egypt to tell him to report on his news wire that Rahman was urging his followers to resume their terrorist attacks against non-Muslim "infidels."

The jury in the Stewart case heard tapes and saw video of Stewart receiving her terrorist instructions from Rahman in the prison hospital visiting room.

Stewart had two Islamic terrorist codefendants in the case: Ahmed Abdel Sattar plotted to "kill Jews and their supporters" through Muslim terrorist attacks abroad; and Mohamed Yousry was the Arabic translator whom Stewart used to get her terrorist instructions from Rahman, who does not speak English.

All three defendants in the case - Stewart, Sattar and Yousry - were convicted on all counts in the indictments that were presented to the jury.

Sattar faces a possible sentence of life imprisonment without parole, while Stewart and Yousry each face up to 45 years in prison.

What is most astonishing and grotesque about this case is how the Muslim-loving U.S. news media is so sympathetic to Stewart - a Communist traitor lawyer who plotted with Rahman to commit Islamic terrorist mass murder.

The February 10, 2005 story in the anti-American New York Nazi Times was headlined, "Civil Rights Lawyer Is Convicted of Aiding Terrorists".

"Civil rights" lawyer?

An avowed Communist believes in "civil rights"? What type of "civil rights" exist in the Communist totalitarian regimes that Stewart supports? What type of "civil rights" would Americans have if Stewart and her fellow Communist traitors took over the United States, G-d forbid?

How can a monster like Stewart - who assists Islamic terrorists in their quest to deny Christians, Jews and all non-Muslims their right to live - be defined as a "civil rights" lawyer?

Stewart's client, Sheik Rahman, gave the orders to Al Qaeda terrorists El Sayid Nosair and Mahmud Abuchalima to murder Rabbi Kahane in 1990.

In 1993, Rahman ordered Al Qaeda to bomb the World Trade Center. As a result of the bombing, six innocent Americans were murdered.

The FBI proved at Rahman's trial that Al Qaeda's goal was to destroy the Twin Towers by causing them to collapse onto the surrounding streets. Rahman and his fellow Muslim terrorists thought they could murder 250,000 Americans in downtown Manhattan by causing the World Trade Center to collapse on the extremely crowded streets below. Because their bomb was not powerful enough to cause the collapse of the buildings, they failed in their Islamic dream of slaughtering hundreds of thousands of innocent American men, women and children - whose only "crime" is that they are not Muslims.

Aiding Satanic Islamic Nazi beasts like Rahman is what the Muslim-loving news media defines as "civil rights" work.
And it is not just the notoriously pro-Muslim, pro-Arab and anti-American New York Nazi Times that supports Communist traitors like Stewart.

The viciously anti-American Associated Press (AP) - which is the main newswire for U.S. television and radio stations and for U.S. newspapers - also defined Stewart as a "veteran civil rights lawyer."

The AP is half-owned by Arab Muslim Nazi oil sheiks in the Persian Gulf who finance and sponsor anti-American Islamic terrorism.

This is the primary source of newswire "information" for U.S. television, radio and newspapers.

No wonder America is so quickly self-destructing.

The AP story sought to get reaction to the Stewart conviction from "objective" attorneys.

The first "objective" attorney interviewed in the AP story was Ron Kuby, who is also an avowed Communist.
Kuby enthusiastically represented Sheik Rahman after his arrest in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
"It's a dark day for civil liberties and for civil liberties lawyers in this country," Kuby told the AP in reaction to the Stewart conviction.

As if there would be any "civil liberties" in this country if Stewart, Kuby and their Muslim terrorist ally Rahman had their way.

To show how sick and evil our society has become, for the past several years Kuby has co-hosted a morning radio talk show on WABC, the number-one talk radio station in America.
The "conservative" station WABC - which is the flagship station for "conservative" talk show hosts Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity - pays Kuby a huge salary to co-host a talk show four hours every day, five days a week.
Kuby's "conservative" co-host is the Jew-hating fraud Curtis Sliwa.

On the show, Kuby and Sliwa are the best of friends. Indeed, Hannity is also very friendly to Kuby on the air.
Why not invite Osama Bin Laden to co-host a radio program? Sliwa and Hannity would also be friendly with their co-host Osama despite their differences of opinion on certain issues.
The same Sean Hannity who is buddies with Sheik Rahman's enthusiastic attorney Ron Kuby will not allow Chaim Ben Pesach to be even a one-time guest on his show.
Why? Because Chaim Ben Pesach is too controversial. But Muslim terrorist-supporting Ron Kuby is not.

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by BrunoNYC
Tuesday Mar 29th, 2005 5:26 AM
WTF does "falsely convicted" mean??? It was a jury decision based on the facts presented by both sides. Explain other than you didn't like the outcome.
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