Minn. Woman Says She’ll Stand For Terror Trial
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A Minnesota woman who was jailed for refusing to stand during her trial on terror charges now says she’ll cooperate.
Amina Farah Ali says Wednesday she will now stand anytime it’s required during the proceedings. Her attorney, Dan Scott, says Ali took Chief U.S. District Judge Michael Davis’s words to heart and changed her mind.
Davis earlier found Ali in contempt of court for her refusal to honor the rules of court decorum. She had cited religious grounds.
Ali and a co-defendant are accused of conspiring to send money to the terror group al-Shabab to help finance violent fighting in Somalia. Ali is accused of sending more than $8,600.
Their trial continued Wednesday with witnesses, including an FBI language analyst who translated wiretap recordings.
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