Bashir fears he won’t be released

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The United States and Australia have publicly called on Jakarta not to release him, saying Bashir is a key South-East Asian terror leader.

Last week, Indonesian police said they may declare him a suspect in the 2002 Bali bombings – meaning he may remain in detention.


“The problem now is that the police are doing what the infidels and foreigners want,” Bashir said in a video statement released yesterday to reporters.

Bashir has consistently denied any wrongdoing and says Washington wants him imprisoned because he is a vocal critic of US policies in the Muslim world.