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World renowned civil rights attorney incarcerated while Bush Torture lawyers walk free.
photo c/o Mathaba News Network
Express your outrage: 
Protest this gross miscarriage of justice 

Lynne Stewart, peoples' lawyer, was ordered to begin serving a 28 month prison term Wednesday afternoon, after a NY federal appeals court rejected her appeal and revoked her bail.  Worse, they sent her sentence back to the federal trial judge, with instructions to consider lengthening the sentence.  Lynne is a tireless fighter for justice, and is on the World Can't Wait Advisory Board.

Add your voice to those who see this as a new beginning in the continuous struggle for justice against oppression that Lynne spearheads. 

In a November 17 news conference, Stewart said:

"I'm too old to cry, but it hurts too much not to." In criticizing the Court's decision, she said its timing "on the eve of the arrival of the tortured men from offshore prison in Guantanamo" suggests that lawyers appointed to represent them may face the same fate as she. "If you're going to lawyer for these people, you'd better toe very close to the line that the government has set out (because they'll) be watching you every inch of the way, (so those who don't) will end up like Lynne Stewart. This is a case that is bigger than just me personally (but she added that she'll) go on fighting... You have not seen the last of me."
To send Lynne a letter, write:
Lynne Stewart
150 Park Row
New York, NY NY 10007

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