U.S. Considering D.C. Trial for Guantanamo Detainee Hambali

Unnamed sources today say the Justice Department is considering trial in D.C. for Guantanamo Detainee Riduan Isamuddin, also known as Hambali, believed to be responsible for the 2002 Bali nightclub bombing.

Hambali was interrogated and turned over to the CIA by Thai forces, and further interrogated. He confessed within a month. Time Magazine reported back in 2003, the CIA took him to the island of Diego Garcia for interrogation.

The BBC wrote this article last year about the prospect of Hambali being returned to Indonesia for trial. It also states Hambali recanted some of his confessions.

If they are going to try him in federal court, they likely believe they can convict him without his statements made during the early interrogations. He's been held for eight years, he deserves a trial.

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