For nine days of often dramatic testimony, a federal jury in the Southern District of Manhattan has heard Lynne Stewart defend her representation of convicted terrorist Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman and attempt to refute charges that she intentionally furthered the aims of his followers in Islamic Group.
That testimony came to a close Wednesday afternoon as Michael Tigar tried one more time to drive home the point that Stewart was merely fulfilling her obligation to zealously represent her client — even when she outraged federal officials by releasing a statement by the sheik withdrawing his support for the Islamic Group’s self-proclaimed cease-fire on attacks against, and criticism of, the government of Egypt.
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