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Indonesia: Students Aided Terror Leader

Indonesian police said Thursday they will charge the brother of Hambali – a key Southeast Asian terrorism suspect with alleged ties to al-Qaida – and three other Islamic students with “facilitating” terrorism. The police said the four allegedly helped Hambali, the suspected leader of the Jemaah Islamiyah organization, which is held responsible for the Bali night club bombings that killed 202 people. Hambali, whose real name is Riduan Isamuddin, has been in U.S. custody at an undisclosed location since his Aug. 11 arrest in Thailand. “They are formally arrested beginning today for deliberately facilitating acts of terrorism,” police Brig. Gen. Sunarko told a news conference. “These people helped Hambali.” The four were among six Indonesian students deported last week from Pakistan, which accused them of having ties to Jemaah Islamiyah. Two of the students were released Tuesday for lack of evidence. Full Story

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