ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – A hearing in Chicago on Monday could clear the way for one of the six defendants accused of aiding terrorists overseas to appear in a St. Louis courtroom.
A judge in Chicago will decide if 34-year-old Medhida Salkicevic will be released on her own or set bond. The judge’s decision will depends on whether Salkicevic is deemed trustworthy enough to show up in St. Louis for her trial.
Three of the suspects migrated to St. Louis after immigrating to the United States from Bosnia. The three St. Louis suspects were arrested Friday at their south St. Louis County condo.
According to authorities, the group conspired over Facebook with terrorists in Syria, Turkey and other countries.
Federal Investigators say they worked for years to track the suspects. They say two of the suspects were the point people for funneling money, guns and military equipment to ISIS fighters in the Middle East.
“The St. Louis Bosnian community condemns any alleged acts or support of terrorism, domestic or international. As a part of the St. Louis community, we are committed to making our city and county safe for everyone. The Bosnian community in St. Louis had faith in our legal system to fully investigate and resolve the current situation,” a spokesperson for the St. Louis Bosnians, Inc. said in a statement to News 4.