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Convicted terrorist Abdul Nacer Benbrika has citizenship revoked

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Benbrika was arrested in 2005 along with 17 others and charged with planning multiple terrorist attacks on Australian soil, including Sydney’s Lucas Heights nuclear reactor and the AFL Grand Final.

The Australian government has revoked the citizenship of convicted terrorist Abdul Nacer Benbrika following his sentence for planning to bomb Melbourne landmarks expiring.

Benbrika was arrested in 2005 along with 17 others and charged with planning multiple terrorist attacks on Australian soil, including Sydney's Lucas Heights nuclear reactor and the AFL Grand Final.

READ MORE: Aussie terrorists could walk free without any parole conditions under existing laws

Abdul Nacer Benbrika.

Four years later he was found guilty and sentenced to 15 years jail with a non-parole period of 12 years.

He was widely considered to be the spiritual leader of the group of men arrested over the plans.

His sentence expired on November 5 this year, but was kept in jail due to an interim detention order from the Victorian Supreme Court.

READ MORE: Timeline of Australia's terrorist attacks

Up to 20 of Australia's worst terrorists could be released from prison without any parole conditions due to a legal oversight. Image: ABC/7.30 Report

This afternoon Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton said Benbrika's citizenship had been revoked to protect members of the public.

He is liable to be deported to Algeria and has 90 days to appeal the decision.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/abdul-nacer-benbrika-australian-citizenship-of-convicted-terrorist-cancelled/75b08bd0-824b-4477-9c80-98bcb10fa52a

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