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.