Tag Archive: Lynne Stewart

Political Prisoner Birthday Poster For January 2014 Is Now Available

january-2014-pol-priz-poster-draft-page-001Hello Friends and Comrades,

1) Here is the political prisoner birthday poster for January. This one marks the beginning of our fifth year publishing this poster every month! As always, please post this poster publicly and/or use it to start a card writing night of your own.

Some News And Updates:

2) Lynne Stewart has been released! Democracy Now! was at the airport when she arrived in New York City and has extensive video coverage of her homecoming.

3) Locally police and politicians have been working hard to cover up the murder of 17 year old Jesús ‘Chuy’ Huerta. Days after the shooting, Chuy’s family, various community members, and activists held a march that drew international attention due to the police’s absurd claims that Chuy killed himself and the ferocity of the large march.  One month later the family called for a march and vigil to the site where Chuy was shot, which ended in chaos when police attacked the vigil. Predictably, the police and politicians are blaming “outside agitators” for everything while targeting youth of color for arrest.  Please contribute to the bail/legal fund to help all of the arrestees of the past two demonstrations.  We’re also asking for people who are able to contribute to the ‘Justice for Chuy’ memorial fund to help his family cover the costs of the funeral and all other related expenses. (more…)

Lynne Stewart Freed From Prison, Granted “Compassionate Release”

lynnestewart-imprisonedComrades from Jericho have confirmed that Lynne has been released and should be arriving in NYC this morning (January 1st).

From NYC CBS:

A federal judge in Manhattan ordered a “compassionate release” Tuesday from prison for a dying former civil rights lawyer.

The U.S. government requested the release earlier in the day for Lynne Stewart, who was convicted in a terrorism case from prison. Prosecutors say Stewart, 74, suffers from recurrent stage-four breast cancer. She was not scheduled to be released until August 2018.

U.S. District Judge John Koeltl had said he could not release her early without a recommendation for from prison authorities. The director of the Bureau of Prisons made the request through Preet Bharara, the United States attorney for the Southern District of New York.

“The defendant’s terminal medical condition and very limited life expectancy constitute extraordinary and compelling reasons that warrant the requested reduction” in her prison sentence, Koeltl’s order said.

Stewart has been imprisoned since 2009 after she was convicted of helping a blind Egyptian sheik, Omar Abdel-Rahman, communicate with his followers from prison. (more…)

Statement from Lynne Stewart Regarding ‘Compassionate Release’

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On April 26, the warden at Carswell Federal Medical Center told Lynne Stewart that he had passed her
compassionate release papers up the bureaucratic ladder to his bosses at the Bureau of Prisons of the U.S. Justice
 Department, an indication that he had not rejected the application. But this step, while very positive, is just the
 first stage of the struggle with the Obama Administration and Judge Koeltl for her release.

From Justice for Lynne Stewart

STATEMENT FROM LYNNE STEWART & RALPH POYNTER  RE:  HER COMPASSIONATE RELEASE
CARSWELL FEDERAL MEDICAL CENTER

A worldwide Embrace to all of the thousands of People who helped Me!  As my hero said, we are motivated by great feelings of love and compassion and I am fortunate to be the beneficiary, this time around.

To savor this victory, you all should know that the Carswell Prison authorities kept telling me ” It can’t be done”. You don’t qualify. Why bother?  Wait till you are closer to death!   To all of them I replied that I have been fighting battles like this all my life and I would never quit. Then I had this white blood cell setback, making me super-vulnerable and was quarantined for a week.  I was relieved on Friday to learn that indeed “the children had shouted” and the walls ” Did come a-tumblin’ down “    I must say that I was in a state of bliss.   Not Just to Win but to accomplish it in the time honored method , … we will organize the People and you dare not ignore us !! (more…)

Lynne Stewart’s Health Deteriorating

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From Betty Davis for the
NEW ABOLITIONIST MOVEMENT

Greetings

It is urgent that you listen to the audio email below. It is the latest update from Ralph Poynter, Mya Shone & Ralph Schonmann about LYNNE STEWARTS fate in prison.

Lynne Stewart’s breast cancer is spreading to her lungs and shoulders. She needs immediate treatment NOW. The prison authorities have known
this since September.

WE ARE ALSO IN THE PROCESS OF LAUNCHING HER APPEAL TO THE SUPREME COURT. DEADLINE FEBRUARY 21,2013.

All we are asking for in support is that you:

Listen to the audio below and update yourself on the facts. Check out the website as well.

Write a letter of support to Lynne Stewart:

Lynne Stewart

– 53504 – 054,

FEDERAL MEDICAL CNTR, CARSWELL

P.O. BOX 27137

FT. WORTH, TEXAS 76127.

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