A Minneapolis federal judge reinstated charges against a woman who refused to stand in court because of her religious beliefs. Amina Farah Ali was cited for contempt 20 times while she stood trial last year. Ali and Hawo Mohamed Hassan were convicted for providing financial support to the terrorist group Al-Shabab. Tuesday's ruling affects 19 of those charges but the judge dropped the previously imposed jail time. The two have not been sentenced.
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A Minnesota woman convicted of funneling money to a Somali terror group is appealing her contempt of court ruling. During the trial, a judge held Amina Ali in contempt because she refused to stand when the judge entered the courtroom.
Rochester women go to trial on terrorism support charges
Trial starts Monday for two Rochester women accused of providing support to a Somali terrorist group. Prosecutors says Amina Farah Ali and Hawo Mohamed Hassan are part of a pipeline that funneled money to the rebel group al-Shabab. They are charged with raising money to help the group recruit young men to fight in Somalia.
Woman convicted in terror plot refuses to leave jail cell
One of two Rochester women convicted in a scheme to funnel cash to terrorists in Somalia is refusing to leave her jail cell. Amina Farah Ali says her religion requires her to wear a head covering in public, but Sherburne County Jail prohibits it.
Appeals court nixes most contempt counts in Minn. terror case
The Associated Press reports the Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has thrown out 19 of the 20 contempt-of-court citations against one of the Rochester women convicted of funneling money to a terrorist group in Somalia. The three-judge panel sent the case back to Chief U.S. District Judge Michael Davis for further proceedings.
Woman connected with terror group moved to another jail
Amina Farah Ali has been transferred from the Sherburne County Jail to Ramsey County Jail in St. Paul. Ali is awaiting sentencing after being found guilty of funneling money to a Somali terror group
Judge orders defendant in Somali terror case back to jail
Omer Abdi Mohamed, 27, of Minneapolis, is alleged to have been a key part of an effort to recruit locals to return to Somalia to fight for the terrorist group al-Shabaab, although friends say he has done nothing wrong – and that in fact, he is a role model for young people. But a judge on Wednesday said he needs to be put back in jail, the Pioneer Press reports. He had been free awaiting sentencing after he pleaded guilty last year to a terrorism-related charge.
Feds on verge of plea bargain in Somali terrorism case
A lawyer for Ahmed Hussein Mahamud says a plea agreement is in the works. Mahamud is among 20 people who have been charged with helping the Somali terrorist group al-Shabaab.
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