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Radical Cleric Arrested in Indonesia

Radical Indonesian apostolic Abu Bakar Bashir, already confined for his links to the alarm accumulation abaft the Bali bombings, was arrested Monday for declared captivation with a fresh active network.His lawyer, Muhammad Ali, said the arrest took abode aboriginal Monday in West Java's Ciamis district.Bashir, 72, is best accepted as the architect and airy baton of Jemaah Islamiyah, the al-Qaida-linked accumulation amenable for the 2002 bombings on Indonesia's resort island of Bali that dead 202 people, abounding of them Western tourists.The ablaze apostolic spent several years in bastille for his captivation with JI -- abhorrent for at atomic three added baleful attacks in the world's best crawling Muslim nation -- but was appear in 2006.He has consistently denied any articulation with terrorists.Police arrested Bashir on Monday for declared captivation with a fresh alarm accumulation apparent in westernmost Aceh arena in February.Dozens of suspects affiliated to the accumulation accept back been arrested or killed. Rumors accept broadcast for weeks that Bashir, accepted for breeding abhorrence adjoin foreigners, was abutting on the list.