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PM rejects leniency for ex-terrorists

Prime Minister Tony Abbott says Australian foreign fighters seeking to return home will be arrested and prosecuted.

Lawyers are seeking leniency from the government in seeking to return their clients who have been fighting with Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, arguing that they could help with deradicalising Australian youths.

“If you go, and you seek to come back, as far as this government is concerned you will be arrested, you will be prosecuted and you will be jailed,” Mr Abbott told reporters in Sydney on Tuesday.

 

 

 

Source: AAP

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