'We hope she has a chance to rebuild her life' - Inclusive Aotearoa Collective

From Checkpoint, 6:08 pm on 26 July 2021

A New Zealander with links to terrorist group Islamic State is returning from home from Turkey with her two young children, after the government signed off on her "managed return".

But there are no details of what that means or what if any restrictions could be placed on her.

Suhayra Aden's been in custody in Turkey since illegally trying to cross the border from Syria, with Turkish authorities identifying her as a terrorist.

She was a dual New Zealand-Australian citizen, having moved there when she was six, but Australia canned her citizenship, meaning the only place she can legally live is New Zealand.

Te Pirimia Jacinda Ardern says the government has taken into account our international obligations and the fact children are involved.

Anjum Rahman from the Islamic Women's council and the Inclusive Aotearoa Collective talks about the case with Lisa Owen.