Militia chief convicted of bombing mosques urges judges to acknowledge her transgender id – WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The militia leader convicted of rigging the bombing of a Minnesota mosque is calling on a judge to legally recognize her transgender identity.

Emily Claire Hari, formerly known as Michael Hari, was convicted of civil rights and hate crimes charges last year for the August 2017 bombing of the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington.

Emily Hari (credit: U.S. Attorney’s Office)

According to court records, Hari says gender dysphoria and right-wing misinformation fueled her “internal conflict” when she was convicted in the bombing.

Hari’s lawyer calls on a judge to sentence her to a maximum of 30 years in prison – not the life imprisonment that the prosecution has requested.

The sentencing is scheduled for September 13th.

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