17 Feb 2021

ABC reporter on NZ woman detained in Syria

From Morning Report, 7:49 am on 17 February 2021

Jacinda Ardern has condemned Australia for refusing to take responsibility for a woman detained in Turkey with alleged links to the Islamic State group.

The woman has been named as Suhayra Aden of Melbourne, and was caught trying to illegally enter from Syria, with her two children.

She held dual citizenship, but last year her Australian citizenship was automatically revoked under the country's anti-terrorism laws.

Dylan Welch is an ABC Investigations reporter.