Kyrgyz authorities plan to offer rewards for tips on terrorist plots


BISHKEK -- Kyrgyzstan's State Committee for National Security (GKNB) submitted a draft resolution that offers to pay citizens for reporting an impending terrorist attack, reported Wednesday (April 17). The draft still awaits approval or rejection by the government.

The goal of the proposal is to engage citizens in the fight against terrorism, according to the GKNB. It plans to post announcements about a reward on its website and distribute the announcements to mass media.

Encouraging citizens to help provide information about individuals related to terrorist activity and about terrorist plots "is one of the effective tools for countering terrorism", said the GKNB.

The reward's size will vary case by case, according to the GKNB. Factors influencing its size include the level of involvement of the informant in breaking up a plot and the impact of his or her contribution in the fight against terrorism.

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