Indonesia wants to repatriate alleged mastermind of Bali bombings

17:02, April 01, 2011      

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Indonesian authorities wanted most- wanted terrorist fugitive Umar Patek arrested in Pakistan to be brought back and undergo legal process under Indonesian law, a media reported here on Friday.

Indonesian Law and Human Rights Minister Patrialis Akbar was quoted by the Jakarta Post as saying that the government had intensified coordination between law enforcement bodies, immigration officials and the Foreign Ministry to repatriate Umar from Pakistan.

"Our officials have been dealing with all the necessary measures to bring him back to Indonesia," Patrialis said.

Reports of Umar's arrest emerged Wednesday, Pakistani authorities have confirm on Patek's capture, but Indonesian police still try to match his fingerprints and DNA.

Patek is one of the alleged masterminds of the 2002 Bali bombings that killed 202 people. He was reportedly arrested by Pakistani security officers on March 2.

National Police chief General Timur Pradopo said a team had been sent to Pakistan to check the suspect's DNA and fingerprints to verify his identity.

Patek is wanted in Indonesia, the Philippines, the United States and Australia, and has a 1 million U.S. dollar bounty on his head for playing a significant role in establishing a military- style training camp for terrorists in Aceh.

National Police detective chief Ito Sumardi said he received information indicating that Patek traveled on a commercial flight from Jakarta via Bangkok before proceeding to Pakistan.

Patek allegedly used an Indonesian passport under a false identity.

Source: Xinhua
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