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US barrister Lynne Stewart jailed for ten years

Issue No. 2211

US barrister Lynne Stewart has been given ten years in prison after passing on a message from a client, a terror suspect, to his supporters.

She has been convicted of aiding terrorism. The initial sentence was for to 28 months. But the US state appealed to increase the sentence.

She is 70 years old and has cancer

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Tue 20 Jul 2010, 18:40 BST
Issue No. 2211
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