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The lawyer for a Victorian man suspected of fighting for a terrorist group in Syria says his client wants to return home.
A Victorian man suspected of fighting with a terrorist group in Syria wants to return home and help police with intelligence and youth deradicalisation.
A lawyer representing the Australian is refusing to identify his client, saying only that he is a Victorian man who wants to return home.
"We're trying to engage the Federal Police particularly, in a program that might see him benefit the community here, both in terms of deradicalisation and probably intelligence," Rob Stary told 3AW radio.
He says police have rejected their proposal.
"They don't want to be part of it. They say, `if he comes back we will charge him. He'll face the full force of the law'," Mr Stary said.
At least three Australians suspected of fighting with terrorist groups in Syria are believed to be in secret negotiations with the federal government to return home, The Australian newspaper reports.
Talks have stalled amid concerns from the fighters over what punishment they would face and fears by authorities that they may pose a terror risk here.