May 15, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On May 15, 2006, Saddam Hussein was formally charged with crimes against humanity in connection with a 1982 crackdown in the town of Dujail following an assassination attempt on the former president. Although Saddam's trial began in October 2005, under Iraqi criminal law defendants are not ...[read more]
November 19, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On November 19, 2003, New York civil rights lawyer Lynne Stewart was charged in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York for helping a convicted terrorist communicate with followers. Stewart was accused of providing material support to her client, Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman, who ...[read more]
July 16, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
A federal judge on Thursday sentenced civil rights lawyer Lynne Stewart to 10 years in prison, increasing her original sentence of 28 months. Stewart was convicted by a jury in 2005 on charges of conspiracy, giving material support to terrorists and defrauding the US government for smuggling ...[read more]
November 17, 2009
by Ingrid Burke
US v. Sattar, et al., US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, November 17, 2009 .Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here. Latest commentary available here. JURIST has more on Lynne Stewart... ...[read more]
November 17, 2009
by Jay Carmella
A US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit panel affirmed the conviction of civil rights lawyer Lynne Stewart on Tuesday, and ordered her to begin her prison sentence. Stewart, along with Mohammed Yousry and Ahmed Abdel Satter, were convicted of various crimes based on association with ...[read more]
December 14, 2007
by Mike Rosen-Molina
Libyan Foreign Minister Abdel-Rahman Shalqam Friday denied that Libya engages in torture in response to a lawsuit filed Wednesday by a Palestinian doctor detained in Libya after being accused of deliberately infected hundreds of children with the HIV virus. Ashraf Jima Hajuj filed the lawsuit ...[read more]
September 17, 2007
by Jeannie Shawl
US President George W. Bush Monday nominated retired federal judge Michael B. Mukasey to serve as the next attorney general of the United States. Mukasey, 66, retired from the US District Court for the Southern District of New York in 2006 after 18 years- the last six of them as chief judge. He ...[read more]
September 16, 2007
by Michael Sung
Former federal judge Michael B. Mukasey is emerging as the leading candidate to head the US Department of Justice, the New York Times and AP reported Saturday. Mukasey, who retired from the US District Court for the Southern District of New York in 2006 after 18 years, has been previously endorsed ...[read more]
April 27, 2007
by Bernard Hibbitts
Giovanni Di Stefano: On the 17th March 2007 I wrote to the Attorney General, Lord Goldsmith, seeking leave to prosecute in the criminal courts in accordance with the Geneva Conventions Act 1957 Judge Raouf Abdel Rahman, the judge that sentenced Saddam Hussein et al to death.I am pleased to co... ...[read more]
April 25, 2007
by Jeannie Shawl
Convicted civil rights lawyer Lynne Stewart was disbarred from the New York Bar after her request to voluntarily resign from practicing law was rejected. Stewart was convicted in 2005 of conspiracy and providing material support to terrorists for helping imprisoned Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman ...[read more]

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