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United States: Civil liberties lawyer found guilty of supporting terrorism

On 10 February, a jury in New York City found US lawyer Lynne Stewart guilty of defrauding the government, conspiracy, and providing support to terrorism. Stewart, a long-standing civil liberties attorney, represented Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, who was sentenced for conspiring to commit terrorist attacks in New York in 1993. She was convicted for transmitting a message from her client to his followers in Egypt. The sentence is to be announced in July.