Convicted ex-civil rights lawyer Lynne Stewart released from prison

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NEW YORK (AP) — A former civil rights lawyer convicted in a terrorism case has been released from prison after prosecutors and the Federal Bureau of Prisons made the recommendation to a judge.


Lynne Stewart has breast cancer that’s spread to her lungs and bones, and doctors have given her less than 18 months to live. Stewart was given 10 years for helping an imprisoned blind Egyptian sheik communicate with followers in a plot to blow up five New York landmarks and assassinate then-Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.


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