Somali Woman in Terror Money Case to Stay in JailSomali Woman in Terror Money Case to Stay in Jail

Somali Woman in Terror Money Case to Stay in JailSomali Woman in Terror Money Case to Stay in Jail

Published November 30, 2010

SAN DIEGO – A Somali-born woman in San Diego accused of routing money and people to a terrorist organization in her native country will remain in jail for now.

Nima Ali Yusuf appeared briefly Tuesday in U.S. District Court, where she waived her right to a custody hearing and agreed to remain in jail with the option of arguing for her release at a later date.

Prosecutors say the 24-year-old permanent U.S. resident sent about $800 to al-Shabab and tried to recruit fighters.

Yusuf is among seven people of Somali descent indicted nationwide in recent weeks and accused of conspiring to provide support to the organization al-Shabab.

The al-Qaida-linked militia is trying to overthrow the African nation's transitional government and install a strict brand of Islam.

Written by Associated Press

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