Dutton’s citizenship case against terrorist Prakash shredded

Federal Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton has announced terrorist Neil Prakash has been stripped of his Australian citizenship.

Fiji’s top immigration official has confirmed categorically that Islamic State fighter Neil Prakash is not a Fijian national, meaning the Morrison government’s stripping of Prakash’s Australian citizenship is not lawful.

Speaking for the first time to Australian media, Fiji’s director of immigration, Nemani Vuniwaqa, also said no one from the Fijian government was consulted before Australia declared Prakash had lost his Australian citizenship, despite the fact a second citizenship was vital to the legal process in Australia.

Asked whether he was absolutely certain Prakash was not Fijian, he said: “Yes I am. He is not a Fiji citizen.”

Dutton’s citizenship case against terrorist Prakash shredded