NEW YORK – A Somali citizen arrested on terrorism charges after he was interrogated aboard a U.S. warship has made his first public court appearance in New York City.
Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame (AH'-med ahb-dool-kuh-DEER' wahr-SAH'-mee) appeared briefly in federal court in Manhattan on Thursday.
Court documents say he helped train members of a Somalia-based terror group and supported al-Qaida.
He was captured in April and interrogated aboard the ship for two months before being moved to New York. He faces charges including conspiracy to provide material support to a terrorist organization. He has pleaded not guilty. He didn't discuss his defense in court.
A prosecutor says the government has given defense lawyers evidence in the case. The evidence includes computer information and 2,000 pages of documents and reports in various languages.
The next court date was set for Nov. 2.