Standoff as police try to question terror suspect Bashir

Indonesian police postponed plans to question jailed Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Bashir as a terrorism suspect after he and his lawyers complained that the summons was legally flawed.

“Allahu Akbar!” (God is greatest) shouted about 50 supporters of the elderly cleric as police announced the delay outside Jakarta’s Salemba prison. “Fight American intervention,” read posters displayed by members of the Islamic Defenders Front and other supporters from the Javanese city of Solo. “Drag and hang Bush,” read one placard. Bashir, 65, is due to be freed on Friday after serving a sentence for immigration offences. But his release is uncertain after police formally declared him a terrorism suspect. Full Story

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