ASTANA -- Kazakhstani President Nursultan Nazarbayev Wednesday (August 9) in Astana chaired a discussion of law enforcement reform, according to his press office.
Participants included Supreme Court Chairman Kairat Mami, General Prosecutor Zhakyp Asanov and other top law enforcement and security officials.
Nazarbayev emphasised the importance of ensuring the rule of law and noted specific improvements to make, such as increasing protection of citizens in the crime investigation process, simplifying investigation procedures and clearly defining the division of functions among police, courts and the general prosecutor's office.
With the 'Islamic State' on the verge of defeat, Kazakhstanis who joined the group are likely to begin returning home, where they will face anti-terrorism measures.
Popular support in Central Asia for Islamist insurgencies in the Middle East and beyond is waning.