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US helped Aurora man now accused of terrorism

US and UN helped Aurora Uzbek refugee who is now facing terrorism charge By The Associated Press

AURORA, Colo. (AP) ' A man from Uzbekistan that the United States and the United Nations helped relocate to Colorado now faces a terrorism charge.

Jamshid Muhtorov opposed his home country's dictator following a 2005 massacre, endured a brutal detention, and saw his sister arrested on a false murder charge. The 35-year-old from Jizzak, Uzbekistan, fled his country by night dressed as a woman, and the U.S. and the U.N. helped bring him to Aurora in 2007.

The Denver Post reported Tuesday ( ) that authorities arrested Muhtorov in Chicago on Jan. 21.

He's accused of providing material support and attempting to provide material support to the Islamic Jihad Union. The violent group opposes the Uzbek government and has been designated a foreign terrorist organization by the U.S. State Department.

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