Jay Leiderman and Stanley Cohen poster from Anonymous Video
Jay Leiderman www.jayleiderman.com and Stanley Cohen www.istanleycohen.com are two attorneys that have moved to the forefront of the war on hackers, otherwise knows as the “Nerd Scare.” Anonymous Video keeps the hope alive by publicizing the plight of incarcerated members of Anonymous, most, if not all of whom are political prisoners. They were gracious enough to make this poster of Jay Leiderman and Stanley Cohen. Jay and Stanley have been vocal critics of the government crackdown on hacktivists.
Stanley Cohen is an attorney and human rights advocate.
He has been prosecuted and sentenced to 18 months in prison on tax charges. Among the others he has represented are Hamas, hackers, Occupy activists, the homeless, anti-war protesters, Muslim clerics, American Indianactivists, supporters of Peru‘s Shining Path guerrillas, Black Bloc anarchists, Anonymous in the PayPal 14 case.
Controversial US lawyer Stanley Cohen has found himself in the international headlines on a number of occasions He defended Osama Bin Laden’s son-in-law, Sheikh Suleiman Abu Ghaith; he defended himself in another courtroom on tax charges, ultimately pleading guilty and accepting a prison sentence; and he led the doomed efforts to secure the release of Abdul Rahman Kassig from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
Stanley Cohen has been a disciple of leftist celebrity lawyer William Kunstler with whom he helped in 1986, Larry Davis, a black man accused of robbing and killing drug dealers. In 1990 Cohen teamed up once again with his mentor Kunstler. They joined Lynne Stewart ( who was indicted for this case) for the defense of the sheikh Abdul Rahman Yasin, the mastermind of the World Trade Center bombingin 1993.
As activist and attorney for human rights Cohen has been many times in Gaza Strip for helping Palestinians. One of his clients was Mousa Mohammed Abu Marzook, member of Hamas; he also defended Hezbollah and al-Qaeda members such as a relative of Bin Laden, his son in law, case that generates harsh criticism.
He has been “banned from Israel and Egypt and, possibly, Jordan and Kuwait because of” his “legal work and politics- seen by some regimes as dangerous to their “security.