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Militia leader gets 53 years in Minnesota mosque bombing

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The leader of an Illinois anti-government militia group who authorities say was the mastermind behind the 2017 bombing of a Minnesota mosque has been sentenced to 53 years in prison on several civil rights and hate crimes.

Emily Claire Hari, who was previously known as Michael Hari and recently said she is transgender, was charged in the attack on Dar al-Farooq Islamic Center.

Defense attorneys asked for the minimum of 30 years in prison, but prosecutors and victims who spoke at Monday's hearing say they wanted a life sentence for Hari.

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