Indonesia adamant terror mastermind won't return from Guantanamo

Riduan Isamuddin, better known as Hambali, was captured in Thailand in 2003 and spent the next three years being flown between secret prisons until his transfer to GuantanamoIndonesia does not want one of the country’s most notorious terrorists, Hambali, returned home should the United States close the controversial Guantanamo Bay detention centre, a senior minister said Friday. Riduan Isamuddin was captured in Thailand in 2003 and spent the next three years being flown between secret prisons until his transfer to Guantanamo, where he has been held without charge ever since. At the time of his capture Isamuddin, better known as Hambali, was believed to be Al-Qaeda’s top representative in Southeast Asia and operational chief of regional militant group Jemaah Islamiyah.

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