Somali Woman At New Jail, Wearing Head Scarf

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Somali suspect wanted to wear religious head covering while in custody

In this Aug. 5, 2010 file photo, Hawo Mohamed Hassan, left, and Amina Farah Ali, both of Rochester, Minn., leave the U.S. District Court after appearing at a hearing in St Paul, Minn.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A Somali woman in Minnesota who wanted to
wear a religious head covering while in custody on federal terror
charges has been moved to a new jail facility, where she is now
allowed to wear her head scarf in certain situations.

Amina Farah Ali, 35, of Rochester, was convicted last month of
funneling money to the terror group al-Shabab in Somalia. She's
been ordered held while she awaits sentencing on 13 terror-related
counts, including one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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