WASHINGTON (Pakistan Point News / Sputnik - 19th September, 2020) The US government has deported a Somali citizen who was previously convicted of providing aid to the al-Shabab terrorist group, the Department of Justice announced in a press release on Friday.
Mahdi Mohammed Hashi, 31, was removed by ICE's Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Chicago Field Office and then flown on an ICE Air Operations charter flight to Somalia, where he was handed over to the custody of local authorities, the Justice Department said.
From "April 2008 to August 2012, Hashi served as a member of al-Shabab in Somalia. In 2012, he was extradited to the United States to face Federal prosecution in the Eastern District of New York. Hashi pleaded guilty to providing material support to al-Shabab, and on January 29, 2016, was sentenced to nine years imprisonment and issued a judicial order of removal," the release said.