Dying Lawyer Lynne Stewart Wins Compassionate Release | Democracy Now!

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 Lynne Stewart was found guilty in 2005 of distributing press releases on behalf of her jailed client, Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman.  Her sentence was increased after an appeals court ruled that two years and four months of prison time was too light. 
On New Year's Eve, a federal judge ordered her compassionate release. Stewart is 74 years old and dying from late-stage breast cancer. Viewed by supporters as a political prisoner, she had served almost four years of a 10-year sentence.

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