22 May 2015

Melbourne lawyer negotiating on behalf of 'Abu Ibrahim'

From Nine To Noon, 9:08 am on 22 May 2015

Melbourne lawyer, Rob Stary, who is representing an Australian man who joined a jihadist training camp in Syria, and who now wishes to return home. Adam Brookman is a trained nurse and a married father of five in his late 30s who goes by the name "Abu Ibrahim". He went to Syria in 2014, and claims his intention was to be a medic to help those injured in the civil war, but that he found himself in a training camp run by extremists. Rob Stary says if Mr Ibrahim comes home he could play a key role in helping deradicalise young people who may be tempted to join Islamic State, and also provide intelligence on jihadist groups.