Crime & Justice

Australia to try its ‘most dangerous’ Jihadist for extremism

Sydney, Australia, Dec 2 (EFE).- Australia will try its “most dangerous” Jihadist on terrorism charges after he arrived Friday in the country after being deported from Turkey, police reported.

The alleged extremist, identified as Neil Prakash, 31, will appear throughout the day before a court in the northern city of Darwin to request to move the case to the Victoria region, in the southeast, where the suspect was born and lived before joining the Islamic State in 2016

The alleged Islamic fundamentalist, described by former Attorney General George Brandis as the “most dangerous man” in the country, faces a maximum sentence of life in prison if convicted of “a series of serious terrorist offences.”

Prakash, known as Abu Khaled al-Cambodi, is linked to several plots to attack Australia and was known for calling on social media for so-called “lone wolves” to carry out attacks in the United States.

Born in Melbourne in 1991, the former rapper with a Fijian father and Cambodian mother, was arrested in November 2016 in Turkey, a country that accuses him of various charges related to his militancy in the Islamic State.

The Australian government, which presumed him dead after a United States attack in the Iraqi city of Mosul, revoked his citizenship in 2018, saying he was a Fijian national, but the Australian justice system invalidated this measure. EFE


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