Australia cancels passport of Queensland teen stuck in Syria
UPDATE: Feb. 28, 2016, 2:57 p.m. AEDT DFAT statement.
An Australian teenager who travelled to Syria has had his passport cancelled by the government, according to his lawyer.
Oliver Bridgeman, from Toowoomba in Queensland, was reported missing by his parents in March 2015 after they thought he was spending time in Bali. Instead, the teenager journeyed on to war-torn Syria where his lawyer said he had been engaged in humanitarian work.
Alex Jones of Bosscher Lawyers said in a statement Bridgeman was in the process of returning home when his passport was cancelled and he was told to surrender it at the nearest consulate in Turkey. Read more…