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U.S. Attorney Assails Lawyer in Terror Trial

A well-known civil rights attorney and her associates showed “utter contempt” for anti-terrorism laws by smuggling secret communications from terrorists to an imprisoned Egyptian cleric, and then communicating his incendiary views to colleagues worldwide, a federal prosecutor charged Wednesday.Assistant U.S. Atty. Andrew Dember’s comments came during closing arguments in the trial of attorney Lynne F. Stewart and two colleagues in New York. The defendants had provided legal assistance to Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, a blind cleric convicted in 1995 of plotting to blow up New York landmarks. Stewart is charged with conspiring with two other defendants to help Abdel Rahman send messages from his prison cell to followers overseas; she also is accused of providing and concealing material support to terrorist activities and with making false statements.Full Story

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