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New York Federal Judge Orders “Compassionate Release” of 3 of the Newburgh Four Convicted in FBI Entrapment Scheme

by Philip Guelpa and Sandy English, published on WSWS, August 3, 2023 Three victims of a notorious Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)-orchestrated entrapment scheme targeting Muslims have been given compassionate release from prison on the orders of Judge Colleen McMahon of the United States District Court in Manhattan after more than a decade in prison. The three—Onta Williams, Laguerre Payen[…]

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CCF Files Compassionate Release Motions for Two of Four Political Prisoners in Newburgh 4 Sting Case

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 24, 2021 CONTACT:  Leena Al-Arian, Executive Director, Coalition for Civil Freedoms (202) 627-0676,  (Washington, D.C., December 24, 2021) CCF’s legal team, Kathy Manley and Steve Downs, just filed compassionate release motions for Laguerre Payen and David Williams, two of the four political prisoners in the Newburgh 4 case from 2009. The motions request that the two men[…]

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