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Kent woman accused of aiding terrorists released

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A Somali woman accused of raising money for the terrorist group al-Shabab was released from custody, pending a trial in Virginia, after more than 100 community members packed a Seattle federal courtroom this week in her support.

The decision to release 44-year-old Hinda Osman Dhirane, of Kent, on her own recognizance Tuesday was made over the objections of federal prosecutors. They said the court should have “grave concerns” about community safety after a three-year investigation had shown Dhirane a “leader and organizer” of a conspiracy to support the terrorist organization. Prosecutors allege she ran a “fundraising conspiracy” that funneled money to the al-Qaida-linked extremist group al-Shabab in Somalia.

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