Lynne Stewart's prison sentence upheld
- 06/29/2012 by Rebecca Myles (WBAI)
A panel of federal judges in New York's Court of Appeals upheld the 10-year prison sentence imposed on civil rights lawyer, Lynne Stewart. Stewart was convicted in 2005 for smuggling messages from her imprisoned client, Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman to his followers in Egypt. Rahman was convicted in a 1990s plot to blow up New York landmarks. Jill Shallow is a lawyer for Lynne Stewart, and has worked on Lynne's case since 2003.