The US military judiciary has charged three detainees in Guantanamo Bay, suspected of belonging to a network and their involvement in the Bali and Jakarta attacks.
The Pentagon said, in a statement, that the first suspect is the Indonesian militant Radwan Essamuddin, known by his nom de guerre “Hambali” and is believed to have been the highest representative of the terrorist al-Qaeda organization in the region.
The group, with the support of Al-Qaeda, carried out bombings of tourist clubs in Bali on October 12, 2002, killing 202 people, and on August 5, 2003, the “JW Marriott” hotel resulted in 12 dead and dozens of wounded.
The other two defendants, the Malaysian Muhammad Nazir bin Lab and Muhammad Freik bin Amin, were the most important assistants of Hambali and had undergone training with the extremist Al-Qaeda organization, according to their documents in their Guantanamo file.
Each of the three was arrested separately in Thailand in 2003.
The US Department of Defense said, in its statement, that “the charges include conspiracy, murder, attempted murder, willfully causing serious bodily injury, terrorism, attacking civilians, and destroying property (…) all of which are in violation of the law of war.”