[Ppnews] Vigil for Lynne Stewart's Compassionate Release - what you can do!

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Mon Jun 17 10:47:07 EDT 2013

Join Ralph Poynter in a vigil in front of the white house for Lynne Stewart's compassionate release, beginning Monday, June 17 and continuing until Lynne is
released. Participate as much as you can. And continue the following
support actions:

**CALL: White House - President Barack Obama -- 1-202-456-1414*

*Attorney General Eric Holder - 1-202-514-2001 *?

**Federal**  *Bureau of Prisons Director Charles Samuels --

*Sign petition at LynneStewart.org<http://lynnestewart.org/>*

The following media advisory has been relased by Ralph Poynter:

White House vigil for Lynne Stewart's compassionate release starts
Monday, June 17


The continuing campaign to gain Compassionate Release for Lynne
Stewart -- the grievously ill, imprisoned human rights attorney -- is
headed to Washington, D.C.

*Despite being approved for compassionate release, Stewart continues
to be held in Carswell Federal Prison in seriously deteriorating

*Lynne Stewart's spouse, the 79-year-old social justice activist
Ralph Poynter, will lead a continuing vigil in front of the White
House starting on Monday, June 17.*

Poynter urges all those concerned with justice, compassion and basic
human rights to join him whether they are available for an hour, for
the day, or for the duration. He will be at the White House and making
visits to the Federal Bureau of Prisons several blocks away, at 320
First St. NW, Washington D.C., 20534.

*Lynne Stewart, age 73, is suffering from stage 4 cancer in her
lungs*. The cancer has metastasized rapidly to her lymph nodes and
shoulder. She has lost 60 pounds and her condition is deteriorating
rapidly. Stewart's condition is well-known and medically documented.

As Poynter explains: "Lynne has passed all of the legalities of
compassionate release and qualifies for release as the bill was
written. The prison warden at Carswell in Fort Worth, Texas, has
signed for her release, and so has the director of the Federal Bureau
of Prisons, Charles R. Samuels. Probation officers charged with
inspecting Lynne's future residence approved her housing. *All that
is required by the statute of** **compassionate release has been done.
Yet Lynne is still in** **jail!* Every day that her release is
postponed makes treatment of her cancer more difficult."

The national campaign for Stewart's Compassionate Release started
more than three months ago, in early March. Thousands of petitions
were sent and thousands of phone calls made urging her release. The
warden at Carswell Federal Prison recommended her immediate
compassionate release six weeks ago.

As the Lynne Stewart Defense Committee has explained, Stewart is not
guilty of any crimes. In representing a prisoner charged with
terrorism, Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, Stewart was unjustly convicted of
delivering a simple press release for her client.

All those who are concerned with Lynne's health and unable to get
to Washington, D.C., are urged to continue calling the White House,
Attorney General and Federal Bureau of Prisons and sending petitions.

**CALL: White House - President Barack Obama -- 1-202-456-1414*

*Attorney General Eric Holder - 1-202-514-2001 *?

**Federal**  *Bureau of Prisons Director Charles Samuels --

**Sign petition at LynneStewart.org<http://lynnestewart.org/>*

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