U.S. Asks for Release of Terror Supporter Lynne Stewart on ‘Compassionate’ Grounds; Update: Released

Posted by on Dec 31, 2013 at 4:33 pm

The terrorists she aided and abetted never showed much compassion. Not to mention her total lack of remorse for aiding them.

The U.S. government has asked a New York judge to release a dying former civil rights lawyer who was convicted in a terrorism case from prison.

The government made the request on behalf of Lynne Stewart in a letter to U.S. District Judge John Koeltl on Tuesday. Koeltl has said he cannot release her early without a recommendation for “compassionate release” from prison authorities.

Prosecutors said in their letter that the director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons was making the request along with prosecutors. The 74-year-old Stewart is not scheduled for release until August 2018. Prosecutors say she suffers from recurrent stage-four breast cancer.

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.

We recall the Lockerbie bomber was released on so-called compassionate grounds and it took him years to expire. We could understand the angle here if she renounced her evil deeds but she was as belligerent as they come before she was locked up. Oh, and she and her fellow travelers are still in the business of representing terrorists. So naturally the Obama administration would push for her release.

Update:  Of course the judge complied.

U.S. District Court Judge John G. Koeltl ordered Stewart’s release Tuesday on grounds of compassion after a request from the director of the Bureau of Prisons through the office of U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara. The request said that Stewart was entitled to a compassionate release because she had been diagnosed with a terminal, incurable illness, and given less than 18 months to live.

She’ll be out agitating by the weekend.

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14 Responses to “U.S. Asks for Release of Terror Supporter Lynne Stewart on ‘Compassionate’ Grounds; Update: Released”

  1. gastorgrab on 1/01/14 at 9:25 am

    They should’ve made the release conditional.

    If she feels well enough to spread her leftist nonsense, then she’s well enough to serve out her prison term.

  2. TexBob on 1/01/14 at 11:22 am

    She better have signed up for ObamaCide. You know those preexisting conditions are OK now.

    Just give her the blue pill and have her wash it down with some Drano.

  3. Dang on 1/01/14 at 2:01 pm

    She gets to die at home but the terrorists she helped didn’t give that option to their victims, did they? Maybe that makes the judge feel noble when they’re actually just foolish.

    Those who are kind to the cruel will become cruel to the kind.

  4. bour3 on 1/01/14 at 3:26 pm

    I do not understand the state having more compassion than the people the state represents.

    This piece does not mention what the sentence was. Maybe it was 20 years or up to her last 18 predicted months whichever comes first. <– joke.

    checks: 10 years

    eh. You're right. Shouldn't have perjured. Plus, cow.

  5. Georgelup on 1/01/14 at 3:33 pm

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  6. MHJ on 2/02/14 at 11:15 am

    18 months to live? What a farce. 1 week would be more like it, tho I really don’t see why she can’t just die in prison if her term isn’t up.