America's Disappeared: Civil liberties, Islamophobia
and the War on Terror: An evening with Lynne Stewart and Rachel Meeropol
Tuesday, June 21 at 7 p.m.
Friends Meeting House
Sponsored by Hartford Bring the Troops Home NOW!, Greater Hartford Green
Party, and the Connecticut Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild.
America’s Disappeared:Civil liberties, Islamophobia and the War
Lynne Stewart is a progressive attorney falsely charged and convicted
of conspiracy to aid and abet terrorism, conspiracy to defraud the
United States, and making false statements to the government. Her crime
defending Sheik Omar Abdel Rachman, an Islamic cleric and opponent of
the U.S.-backed Hosni Mubarak dictatorship in Egypt. She faces up to 30
years in prison at a sentencing hearing in September.
During Stewart’s trial, the prosecution submitted 85,000 wiretaps
her personal communications as “evidence” to convict her,
recordings of her meetings with her client. For lack of any real evidence,
the prosecution showed footage of September 11 and Osama bin Laden to
frighten the jury into a conviction.
Rachel Meeropol recently edited the book America’s Disappeared:
Imprisonment, Detainees, and the “War on Terror.” She is an
for the Center For Constitutional Rights.
Robbie Meeropol is the son of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg and the author
of An Execution in the Family: One Son's Journey.
Suggested donation is $5, though no one will be turned away for lack