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US ‘wanted Ba’asyir detained’

A US envoy pressed Indonesia to detain and hand over radical Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Ba’asyir a month before the Bali bombings, a Jakarta court has heard. Frederick Black Burks told the court he acted as interpreter when the unnamed envoy met former Indonesian president Megawati in September 2002. “The envoy emphasised that [Ba’asyir] was very, very wicked and must be detained,” Mr Burks told the court. Mr Burks gave evidence for the defence, which says the trial is political.Full Story

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