“Jobless and lost”: Ahmad Saiyer Naizman outside court after an earlier appearance.
A teenage terror suspect who had his passport cancelled by intelligence authorities used his brother’s passport to undertake a secret overseas trip because he was jobless and “lost”, a court has been told.
Ahmad Saiyer Naizmand, 20, refused to stand for Magistrate Teresa O’Sullivan when he was given a 12-month suspended jail sentence on Tuesday for unlawfully using travel documents issued to another person.
Naizmand was questioned at Sydney Airport on August 6 and told customs officials that he was a second-year law student and was urgently heading to Malaysia to visit his uncle, with $6000 cash and only hand luggage.
Naizmand became a talented rugby league player, the court was told. Photo: Supplied
He presented his 21-year-old brother Ahmad Samir Naizmand’s passport and was allowed to board a flight to Kuala Lumpur.
However, when he turned up in Dubai two days later, he was arrested on suspicion of travelling to join the overseas conflicts in the Middle East and brought back to Australia.
(Then compare this situation to Tommy Robinson’s)