The Australian Federal Police have issued an arrest warrant for former Gold Coast school captain Oliver Bridgeman.
The 19-year-old is believed to have been preparing to return to Australia after spending nearly 12 months in war torn Syria when his passport was cancelled.
The ex Coombabah high student claims he has been doing humanitarian work in the country and “NOT associated or fighting for any terrorist orgainsation.”
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“No matter what the Australian government say or do, they know that I’m here to help humanity and especially the people of Syria,” he posted on his Facebook page.
“My only acitivity in Syria is the distribution of medical supplies, food and basic life essentials inside the rural parts and Turkish borders of Syria”.
The AFP’s Brisbane Joint Counter Terrorism Team issued the warrant.
The warrant relates to a breach of Section 119.1 of the Commonwealth Criminal Code Act (1995) – Incursions into foreign countries with the intention of engaging in hostile activities.