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Dying lawyer Lynne Stewart denied early release from prison despite cancer

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A former New York lawyer convicted of helping a jailed Egyptian militant cleric smuggle messages out of prison lost her bid on Friday to be released from prison because she is suffering from terminal cancer. Lynne Stewart, 73, is three years into a 10-year prison sentence…

Cancer-stricken civil rights attorney pleads to be released from prison

A cancer-stricken civil rights attorney, jailed over her legal representation of Egyptian cleric Omar Abdel-Rahman, is pleading for a compassionate release from prison due to her worsening medical condition. 73-year-old Lynne Stewart may not have much more time, her doctors say. Now fighting stage 4 cancer that’s spread to her…