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Farhia Hassan

Born: 1984;

Place of Birth: Netherlands;

Gender: Female;

Nationality: Dutch;

General Info:
Farhia Hassan is a Dutch woman has been convicted of raising money for the Somali terrorist group al-Shabaab. She is convicted of conspiring to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization.

Court records and evidence showed Hassan was involved for more than three years with a group of women from more than a dozen countries who ran a fundraising ring to provide financial support to al-Shabaab terrorist group.

The women funneled cash payments directly to members of the terrorist group, coordinating the payments using online chatrooms, and it was used to fund safehouses and to purchase trucks and weaponry in support of al-Shabaab terrorist group.

Hassan was involved in fundraising in the Netherlands, falsely telling donors that money was raised to help charitable causes.

She was extradited last year from the Netherlands to the United States to face trial after a seven-year fight.

Hassan faces a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison when she is sentenced on July 22.

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