We are learning more about the arrest of the Australian terrorist, Neil Prakash, in Turkey late last week. Writing in The Australian yesterday, Paul Maley revealed the Australian Federal Police anticipated Prakash would try to cross from Syria into Turkey and were on hand in Ankara to help confirm his identity after initial questioning by the Turkish National Police. It seems increasingly likely that Australia will seek to extradite Prakash so he can stand trial in Victoria, where he is charged with membership of a terrorist group and foreign incursion. In this quick comment recorded earlier this week, the Lowy Institute's Rodger Shanahan reviews what we know about Neil Prakash, and considers the likely consequences of extradition.
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