Human Rights activist Lynne Stewart is a former attorney who represented poor, and often unpopular defendants. Several members of Harlem CORE, both 'nationalists' and 'civil rights' types, have spoken very highly of her. She was convicted on trumped up charges of conspiracy and providing material support to terrorists in 2005 and sentenced to 28 months in prison. She was convicted of helping pass messages from her client, Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, an Egyptian cleric who many say was convicted on trumped up charges related planning terror attacks, to his followers in al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya, an organization designated as a Foreign Terrorist Organization by the United States Secretary of State.
After the brutal Dictator and American puppet Hosni Mubarack was dethroned and jailed by the popular uprising in Egypt, the new Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi in a speech to supporters in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Saturday June 30, 2012, he said to a cheering crowd that he would work to free Omar Abdel-Rahman.
Unhappy with the 28 month sentence given to Lynne Stewart, the prosecutor appealed the sentence and secured a politically motivated 10 year sentence against Stewart.
We will be joined by her husband Harlem Core member Ralph Poynter who is described as the 'hero' of the public school protests Harlem CORE led during the late 1960's.