Indonesia wants suspects extradited

Indonesia will decide this week whether or not they will push for the deportation of six Indonesian students from Pakistan.

    One of the accused is the brother of alleged terrorist Hambali

    Four investigators are to arrive in Pakistan on Tuesday to question the students, including Rusman Gunawan, the brother of alleged top terrorist Hambali.

    The students are among a group of 19 south-east Asians, captured this month in raids on Islamic schools in Karachi.

    "We will discuss deportation when the team is here. We will respect Pakistani law," the Indonesian embassy's consular affairs chief, Dindin Wahyudin, told French news agency AFP.

    No charges laid

    The students are being held for alleged activities against Pakistani interests, but have not yet been charged.

    Pakistani intelligence officials believe the 19 were a "sleeper cell" of the Jamaa al-Islamiya (JI) and are investigating whether they were planning attacks inside or beyond Pakistan.

    They are also trying to establish how far their network extended inside the Islamic republic.

    "Before these arrests we had no idea, because according to our data these students had no criminal background," he said, adding that there had been no prior request from Jakarta to arrest the six.

    Pakistan has said the students will be deported once investigations are complete, but has not committed to any date.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska

    We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska

    From Qatar to Alaska, a personal journey exploring what it means to belong when your culture is endangered.