Defendant in Minn. terror trial says mistreated
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota woman who has refused to stand for her trial on terror charges now says she was mistreated in jail.
Amina Ali says her veil and clothing were forcibly removed after she refused to disrobe in the Sherburne County Jail.
Ali says jail officials stepped on her and twisted her arms. She says she asked for medical attention and none was given.
The jail commander didn't immediately return a call from The Associated Press seeking comment.
Ali and another woman are accused of raising thousands of dollars for al-Shabab, a terror group blamed for widespread violence in Somalia. They have said they are innocent and were collecting money for charity.