Indonesia Asks U.S. for Access to Terrorist Hambali

Indonesia demanded access to alleged Asian terror chief Hambali after receiving confirmation from Washington that he was alive and being detained somewhere in the United States, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said Friday.

The whereabouts of Hambali, once dubbed Usama bin Laden's point man in the region, had not been disclosed since he was taken into U.S. custody three years ago.

CountryWatch: Indonesia

Indonesia was told after President Bush acknowledged the existence of previously secret CIA prisons that the Indonesian terror suspect was alive and being held in the United States, said Foreign Ministry spokesman Desra Percaya.

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