Longtime NLG member Lynne Stewart was targeted and imprisoned for her zealous representation of poor and unpopular clients. Federal prosecutors demonized her to win a conviction and then fought for a longer sentence than the court was initially willing to give. Once in prison and suffering from cancer, the Justice Department continued to fight against compassionate release. Finally, after years of protests and legal maneuvering, Lynne is out of prison and is receiving the treatment she needs. Come hear her speak about her release on compassionate grounds, the long struggle to free her, and her perspective on her politically-motivated prosecution.
Lynne will be joined by Pam Africa & Ramona Africa in a discussion of political prisoners and freedom for Mumia Abu-Jamal.
Friday May 2nd, 6 p.m. at 518 Valencia in San Francisco. Donations at the door for Lynne's medical care. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Cosponsored by the Freedom Archives and SF Gray Panthers.