Defendant in Minn. terror trial says mistreated

October 4, 2011 - 4:40 PM
Terrorism US Somalia

FILE - 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. The two women are accused of funneling money to a terrorist group in Somalia, and are the first to go on trial in Minnesota's years-long federal investigation into the recruiting and financing of al-Shabab. Their trial begins Monday, Oct. 3, 2011. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig, File)

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.