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Announcement :: Human Rights : Organizing : Police and Prisons
Event Honoring People's Lawyer Lynne Stewart Dec.5
20 Nov 2013
The Rhode Island Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild cordially invites you to an event honoring People's Lawyer Lynne Stewart, and demanding her immediate release.

When: Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 6:00pm

Where: Room 305 150 Washington Street Providence, Rhode Island (Roger Williams Law School building)
Lynne Stewart is a radical human rights attorney who has devoted her life to the oppressed – a constant advocate for the countless many deprived in the United States of their freedom and their rights. Lynne has been falsely accused of helping terrorists in an obvious attempt by the U.S. government to silence dissent, curtail vigorous defense lawyers, and install fear in those who would fight against the U.S. government’s racism, seek to help Arabs and Muslims being prosecuted for free speech and defend the rights of all oppressed people. She was arrested in April 2002 and arraigned before Manhattan federal Judge John Koeltl, who also presided over her trial in 2004. She was convicted, and received a 28-month sentence in October 2006. However she was free on bail until 2009, when the government appealed the sentence. In late 2009 Lynne was re-sentenced to 10 years in federal prison. She is now in a federal medical facility for women in Texas, thousands of miles away from her home, family and community. More info.

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