Omar Abdel-Rahman

Former attorney Lynne Stewart says goodbye to friends and supporters as she reports to prison on Nov. 19, 2009 in New York. (credit: Getty Images)

Ailing Former Civil Right Attorney Returns To NYC After Being Freed

A dying former civil rights lawyer convicted in a terrorism case who was released early from prison has arrived in New York City.

01/01/2014

Former attorney Lynne Stewart says goodbye to friends and supporters as she reports to prison on Nov. 19, 2009 in New York. (credit: Getty Images)

Judge Orders ‘Compassionate Release’ Of Jailed Former Civil Rights Lawyer

A federal judge in Manhattan ordered a “compassionate release” Tuesday from prison for a dying former civil rights lawyer.

12/31/2013

Protesters demonstrate in support of terror suspects Babar Ahmad and Syed Tahla Ahsan outside the High Court in central London on October 5.  (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/GettyImages)

Five Terrorism Suspects Appear In Federal Courts In Manhattan And New Haven

A partially blind extremist Egyptian-born preacher and four other terrorism suspects appeared in federal courts, hours after they lost years-long extradition fights in Britain and were transported to the U.S. under tight security to face trial.

10/06/2012

Omar Abdel-Rahman

Will President Obama Give Up The Blind Sheik? Some Say It’s Possible

The sheik, Omar Abdel-Rahman, inspired the 1993 World Trade Center attack, a plot to blow up local landmarks and issued the Islamic ruling that Osama bin Laden used to justify 9/11.

09/20/2012