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Indonesia may charge Bashir with Jakarta hotel bombing: police

Top Indonesian terror suspect Abu Bakar Bashir could be charged in connection with last year’s Jakarta Marriott hotel bombing, police said on Friday, after charges linked to the Bali bombing were dropped. Detectives are still “investigating links” between Bashir’s capacity as alleged head of the Al-Qaeda-linked Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) and those who carried out the hotel attack, national police spokesman Inspector General Paiman said. “As the head of JI, it is very likely that he could have planned the Marriott attack before his arrest in October, 2002. This is what we are still trying to unravel,” Paiman said.Full Story

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