The first time most Americans saw Sulaiman Abu Ghayth was in a grainy videotape released shortly after 9-11. He was sitting cross-legged, in a white cap and a brown robe, on a stone outcropping somewhere high in the Afghan mountains. Sitting immediately to his left was Osama Bin Laden.
Hussein Mohamed took a hard road to America. Born into a minority clan in a nation rife with ethnic conflict, the boyish 24-year-old with gangly limbs and intense brown eyes describes fleeing his village in Somalia in 2012 after gunmen threatened to kill him. Mohamed says he was forced to quit his j ... More >>
A former New York attorney dying of cancer in a federal prison in Texas has been released on compassionate grounds and allowed to return home. Lynne Stewart, now 74, was known for defending politically radical defendants, including Omar Abdel-Rahman, better known as the the "Blind Sheikh," a leader ... More >>
After a hard-fought battle with the Bureau of Prisons, Brooklyn lawyer Lynne Stewart lost her bid for a compassionate release from jail. The 73-year-old was diagnosed with breast cancer even before she was jailed in 2009, and her condition continued to deteriorate.
What's does an alleged terrorist have to do to get some attention in this city?Abu Hamza al-Masri is set to stand trial for a terror-related kidnapping in Yemen, for spreading pro-jihadist teachings and for attempting to set up terrorist training camps within the U.S. Apparently, that's not enough ... More >>
Yeah, yeah, yeah: the New York Post is a sensational tabloid, a scandal sheet that blows things way out of proportion. We've heard it before. Well, guess what: the sun still rises in the east and sets in the west, and the Post is blowing something out of proportion yet again. This time, it's a serie ... More >>
A feud of staggeringly stupid proportions
In ten days’ time radical defense lawyer Lynne Stewart will arrive at the gleaming, modern federal court house at 500 Pearl Street, go through the metal detectors, and take the elevator to courtroom 12B. She’ll have with her a toothbrush and three paperback books, and she’ll wear comfortable c ... More >>
Four years later, we still have ten big questions
Black-led protest challenges capitalism, imperialism, and New York's very rich mayor
The parallel universes of Martha and Lynne
CUNY Law Says No Thanks to Lynne Stewart
Dozens of Lawyers Appeared at the Arraignment