Two men charged in Miami with financing foreign terrorist groups

August 14, 2013 01:32

MIAMI - A US citizen and a foreign national were charged in federal court in Miami on Tuesday with providing financing and recruits to al-Qaida and other foreign terrorist organizations fighting in Syria and other places.

Gufran Ahmed Kauser Mohammed, a 30-year-old naturalized US citizen born in India, and Mohamed Hussein Said, a 25-year-old Kenyan, were arraigned on a 15-count indictment charging them with links to three US-designated terrorist organizations that have operated in Iraq, Syria and Somalia.Both men, who were arrested in Saudi Arabia and turned over to US custody last week, pleaded not guilty and were ordered held without bond pending trial.

"They both requested trial by jury, " said Silvia Beatriz Pinera-Vazquez, a lawyer for Hussein Said.

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