Terror suspect won’t be allowed into Fiji
CANBERRA: Accused terrorist Neil Prakash, who was born in Australia to a Fijian father and a Cambodian mother, will not be allowed into
Fiji since he “does not qualify”, the South Pacific country’s prime minister said.
The 27-year-old, being held in a Turkish prison and facing terrorism charges, was stripped of his Australian citizenship last week, something that can only happen to dual citizens.
In response to reports claiming that Prakash may be heading to
Fiji after his release, Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama said that he “cannot come here because he does not qualify”.
“At any rate, he is a terrorist. We don’t accommodate them,” Bainimarama said.
Australian Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton said last week that he understood Prakash had dual citizenship with Fiji because his father was born there.
The director of Fiji’s Immigration Department, however, said that Prakash had never visited Fiji, and never sought nor held Fijian citizenship. |