After an unexplained delay, the US Department of Defense has announced plans to move ahead with a military trial for three men held at a base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, who are suspected of involvement in deadly bombings in Indonesia in 2002 and 2003.
- Charges have been brought against alleged Bali bombing mastermind Hambali and two Malaysian men
- They have been in US custody since 2003, and Hambali’s defence lawyer says the timing had caught them by surprise
- The trial comes at a time when the Biden administration has signalled its intent to close the Guantanamo Bay base
A senior military legal official approved non-capital charges that include conspiracy, murder and terrorism for the three men, who have been in US custody for 17…