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Radical Cleric Is Arrested in Indonesia

A apostolic in Indonesia accused of accepting ties to Al Qaeda and affiliated to a baleful agitator advance on a Bali bistro in 2002 has been arrested, one of his attorneys said Monday.The cleric, Abu Bakar Bashir, was arrested in West Java, the lawyer, Fahmi Bachmid, said. Mr. Bashir was arrested on suspicion of captivation with a fresh active arrangement in Indonesia’s Aceh Province, according to letters from The Associated Press.Authorities in Indonesia said the fresh arrangement was apparent this year. Dozens of suspects affiliated to that corpuscle accept been arrested or dead in contempo months.Indonesian authorities accept been laying the background for Mr. Bashir’s arrest for months by alleging he was complex in costs the Aceh group, one of the cleric’s lawyers.The United States has portrayed Mr. Bashir, 71, as an important accessible for Al Qaeda in Southeast Asia. Mr. Bashir is one of the founders of Jemaah Islamiyah, a abolitionist Islamic alignment based in Indonesia.