The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Today

Hi90° Sunny

Tonight

Lo66° Clear

Monday

Hi94° Sunny

Monday Night

Lo70° Partly Cloudy

Tuesday

Hi91° Sunny

Tuesday Night

Lo65° Clear

Wednesday

Hi93° Sunny

Wednesday Night

Lo66° Clear

Thursday

Hi96° Hot

Thursday Night

Lo70° Clear

Kent woman accused of aiding terrorists released

Send to Kindle
Print This

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.

View my options or Sign in