Matthew Gardiner breaks silence after alleged trip to help Kurds fight Isis

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Former Northern Territory Labor president, who was detained on return to Australia, tells SBS ‘I know what I did was right’ but declines to give details

Matthew Gardiner, the former president of the Northern Territory Labor party who allegedly travelled to the Middle East to help Kurdish YPG fighters in the war against Islamic State, has stood by his actions in his first public comments since returning to Australia.

On Australia Day 2015 news broke that Gardiner had left the country just weeks earlier, allegedly to join the fight against the Isis. Such an act potentially carries penalties of up to 10 years in prison under Australia’s foreign fighters legislation.

Related: Former Labor official suspected of fighting against Isis released without charge

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