US wants to try Hambali for 9-11 attacks

Indonesian terrorist Riduan Isamuddin aka, Hambali is being held by the US for trial for participating in the planning of the 9-11 attacks.

He " the suspected chief strategist of the radical Islamist organization Jemaah Islamiyah, which has been blamed for deadly terrorist attacks including the Bali bombings that killed 202 persons, and the Marriott Hotel blast in Jakarta that left 12 dead."

"...The U.S. official said Hambali was carrying a Spanish passport when he was captured.

"Spanish High Court Judge Baltasar Garzon declared in a ruling last week that Spain had served as a "resting, preparation, doctrinizing" base for al Qaeda.

"Yesterday, Judge Garzon ordered five men to prison pending formal charges on suspicion they formed part of a Spanish cell linked to al Qaeda, according to court documents cited by Reuters news agency.

"One of the five, Sadeq Merizak, of Moroccan origin, is considered by authorities to be a highly trained cadre capable of a major suicide attack.

"The five men were arrested on Thursday, one day after the same judge formally charged 35 others including bin Laden himself and a journalist for Arab TV network Al Jazeera with belonging to a terrorist group."


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