Dutch High Court Grants U.S. Extradition Request for Terror Suspect

The Dutch Supreme Court approved the extradition of a Somali man to the U.S., where he is wanted on terrorism charges.

Mahamud Said Omar was charged in August 2009 in a five-count indictment with paying young men to travel from Minneapolis to Somalia to train with and fight for al-Shabaab, a group designated as a foreign terrorist organization by the U.S. State Department. The indictment was unsealed in late November of that year.

Omar allegedly visited an al-Shabaab safe-house and provided hundreds of dollars to fund the purchase of AK-47 rifles for men from Minneapolis, according to the Justice Department announcement of his unsealed indictment.

For a complete reading of the DOJ press release, including the indictment, please click here.

He was detained in the Netherlands, and after losing his appeal of the extradition order, will soon be in Minneapolis to face the charges.

Douglas McNabb and other members of the firm practice and write extensively on matters involving Federal Criminal Defense, INTERPOL Litigation, International Extradition and OFAC SDN Litigation.

The author of this blog is Douglas McNabb. Please feel free to contact him directly at mcnabb@mcnabbassociates.com or at one of the offices listed above.

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