March and Rally: "Bring Lynne Stewart Home Now"

Date: 
Monday, July 1, 2013 - 4:00pm
Location: 
Meet at Foley Square; see below for march route
Contact: 

917-853-9759 , ralph.poynter@yahoo.com

Lynne Stewart Must Be Free! Lynne Stewart and her husband Ralph Poynter.
Compassion demands that Lynne Stewart be released immediately from prison so she and her family can fight for her life. Lynne Stewart, is political prisoner and a renowned human rights lawyer who is currently serving a ten year sentence at FMC Carswell TX.

Please go to lynnestewart.org get active and sign the petition for compassionate release.

Lynne Stewart Defense Organization
1070 Dean St. Brooklyn NY 11216 917-853-9759 , ralph.poynter@yahoo.com

Disappointed but Not Devastated
My Dear Friends, Supporters, Comrades:

I know we are all disappointed to the marrow of our bones and the depths of our hearts by the news that the Bureaucrats, Kafka like, have turned down my request for compassionate release.

Let me say, that we are planning ahead. The letter from the BOP (soon to be posted on the website) is flawed, to put it mildly. Both factually and medically it has major problems. We intend to go to court and raise these in front of my sentencing Judge Koeltl. At the first sentencing he responded to a query by one of the lawyers that he didn't want me to die in prison -- we'll see if he can now live up to that. He is of course the same Judge who increased my sentence to 10 years -- but this IS very different and we can only hope that we can prevail. Stay tuned for what we need from you. We will never give up.

In the meantime, once again, I grieve for my children and grandchildren who love me so much and had such great expectations of enjoying life together again in our beloved NYC and not just trying to, in the prison visiting room. My Ralph, too, whose dedication and love are only exceeded by the work he does on my behalf -- but he is a born fighter and although he hurts, it all comes more naturally to him.

But for everyone else, I hope that your affront at this crass bureaucratic denial of the request which you by your signatures and letters and phone calls demanded -- How far can we let this go? when a 73-year old woman who IS dying of cancer (maybe not on their timetable,) her life of good works ignored, be shunted aside … "she does not present circumstances considered extraordinary and compelling ... at this time." We must show them that I cannot be ignored, that YOU cannot be ignored."

Fight On -- All of Us or None of Us. An affront to one is an affront to all.

Love Struggle,
Lynne Stewart

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4:00 pm - Meet at Foley Square (bound by Centre, Layfayette and Worth Streets 2 blocks north of City Hall Park in Lower Manhattan)
March Route:
to the Federal Court House @ 500 Pearl Street;
then to MCC (Metropolitan Correction Center Jail);
and back to Foley Square for the Rally to "Bring Lynne Stewart Home Now"