Woman on trial for terror charges agrees to stand

A Rochester woman who was held in contempt of court for refusing to stand during her trial on terror charges will be released from custody.

The attorney for Amina Farah Ali says his client has agreed to honor the rules of court decorum. She had cited religious grounds for refusing to rise for the judge or jury.

Chief U.S. District Judge Michael Davis ruled Wednesday that Ali will no longer have to be jailed during her trial, but she will be monitored electronically.

Ali and a codefendant are accused of conspiring to send money to the terror group al-Shabab to help finance violent fighting in Somalia.

(MPR reporter Laura Yuen contributed to this report)