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Free Lynne Stewart

ID Number: 33318
Maker: Claude Moller
Technique: silkscreen
Date Made: circa 2007
Place Made: United States: California, San Francisco
Measurements: 57.5 cm x 44.5 cm; 22 5/8 in x 17 1/2 in
Main Subject: Political Prisoners
Materials: paper (fiber product)
Digitized: Y

Full Text:
McCarthyism is dead Let's keep it that way Free Lynne Stewart Lynne Stewart is a civil rights lawyer who faces up to 40 years in prison for representing a controversal Muslim client. In 2002 her indictment was personally announced by former-Attorney General John Ashcoft. She was convicted of lying to the government and conspiring to aid terrorists in Febuary 2005. Stewart is one of the few lawyers who represented political dissidents and her case is a clear warning to attorneys who challenge the U.S. government. Stewart was charged for violating a gag order on her client, Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, and issuing a press release on his behalf. For the past 9 years Rahman has been serving a life-sentence for conspiracy to bomb New York landmarks. Rahman is one of many political cases Stewart has defended since 1975 including the Black Panthers, the Black Liberation Army and the Weather Underground. The main evidence against Stewart was based on attorney-client meetings that were secretly monitered and wiretaps of private conversations among Stewart's staff. Stewart's paralegal, Ahmed Sattar and her Arabic translator, Mohammed Yousry, were convicted along with Stewart. Prosecuters also prejudiced the jury by introducing a tape of Osama Bin Laden as evidence although Stewart and her co-defendants were not charged with any 9/11 connection. After 30 years of law practice, Stewart has been disbarred, and she faces a maximum prison sentence of 40 years. 212-625-9696 Lynne Stewart Defnese Committee 350 Broadway #700, NY, NY 10013 Claude Moller USA [in pencil]

Acquisition Number: 2008-131

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