Alleged terrorist Neil Prakash lands in Australia to face terrorism charges

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Alleged Islamic State terrorist Neil Prakash has arrived in Australia to face terror fees in a Victorian courtroom that would land him in jail for all times.

Prakash, who has been described because the “most essential and essentially the most harmful” Australian member of Islamic State, arrived by airplane from Turkey to Darwin early Friday morning.

Neil Prakash arrived in Australia Friday morning.

Neil Prakash arrived in Australia Friday morning.

The arrival of the Melbourne-born man comes days after it was confirmed diplomatic authorities had negotiated for his return to Australia.

He arrived in Australia on the identical flight as Tony Haddad, an alleged crime determine extradited from Turkey following an intensive manhunt.

The Melbourne-born terrorist, believed to be aged 31, was arrested in Turkey in 2016 for allegedly preventing for Islamic State in Syria.

He was held in a Turkish jail and later moved to an immigration detention facility.

Then-home affairs minister Peter Dutton revoked Prakash’s citizenship in 2018 primarily based on the allegation he had engaged in terrorist exercise and was Fijian. That call made him the twelfth Australian to be stripped of citizenship on grounds associated to terrorism.

“If given the chance, Mr Prakash would hurt or kill Australians, and our nation is a safer place for him having misplaced his Australian citizenship,” Dutton claimed on the time.

However Fijian immigration officers insisted Prakash – who was born in Melbourne to a Fijian father – has by no means held or sought citizenship of their nation.

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