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Issue 442 -- July 17-23, 2010

Front Page

News Headlines

Is Somaliland One Of Africa's Most Vibrant Democracies?

UK Minister: Somaliland's 'Commitment To Democracy'

Local and Regional Affairs

Africa Oil To Raise Up To C$20 Mln In Private Placement 

Djibouti: AIDS fight targets Ethiopian truckers along the borders 

Outgoing Opposition MPs Sing

Djibouti Sentences Prominent Businessman To 15 Years 

Zuma Appeals For Calm As Fears Of Xenophobic Tensions Rise

Somali Man Who Lied To FBI Being Sentenced Today  

Editorial

Somaliland Is So Doing Its Part, So Should The International Community

Features & Commentary

Somalis Need To Learn About Peace

Kampala Bombings Cause Somali Blackout
Al-Shabaab's Attack On Uganda: A Lesson For Afghanistan?

International News

Opinionn

Should We Expect a Miracle From Kulmiye Now That The Election Went Its Way?

Gatineau Communiqué

Combat Stress: A living History
What Has Continent Achieved?
Somalia Needs Good Government To Turn Back The Terrorist Tide

Somali Man Who Lied To FBI Being Sentenced Today

By Laura Yuen

St. Paul, Minn. July 17, 2010 — This morning in Minneapolis, the first sentencing hearing will be held in the case of Somali-American men who have gone missing from Minnesota.

Abdow Munye Abdow has admitted to lying to the FBI, which is investigating the case. About 20 Twin Cities men traveled to their native Somalia, allegedly to fight with a terrorist group.

Abdow was not a key player in the departures, but in a court document filed this week, federal prosecutors say he obstructed a fast-moving investigation and decided to cover for his friends when, quote, "the truth mattered most."

Abdow lied about a cross-country road trip he took in late 2009, after most of the alleged fighters already left for Somalia. Authorities believe two of those men in Abdow's car were involved in recruiting young men to fight. Those two men are no longer in the U.S.

Prosecutors say Abdow should spend up to 16 months in prison, which is in line with sentencing guidelines.

Abdow's attorney told the Associated Press he will ask for probation and says his client does not have a criminal history.

Source: Minnesota Public Radio (MPR), Friday, July 16, 2010


 


 

 


 


 






 

































 

 


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