Terrorism

OSCE, UN train Tajik officials to disrupt terrorist financing

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Tajik militants are shown in Syria in a photo posted June 13, 2016, on the social media site Odnoklassniki. [File]

DUSHANBE -- A four-day training course backed by the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) on disrupting the financing of terrorist networks concluded February 28 in Dushanbe, the OSCE said in a statement Tuesday (March 3).

The OSCE organised the course in co-operation with the United Nations (UN) Office on Drugs and Crime.

Some 17 Tajik specialists and practitioners from the Tajik State Committee for National Security (GKNB), Interior Ministry (MVD), General Prosecutor's Office and National Bank of Tajikistan took part in the training.

The seminar was aimed at helping Tajikistan implement international standards -- in particular UN Security Council Resolutions, Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering recommendations, and OSCE and UN commitments.

The course highlighted the role of inter-agency co-operation in disrupting terrorist financing.

Participants learned complex analytical and operational planning methods by studying localised scenarios based on real-life cases, the OSCE said.

"In addition to interagency co-operation, this course provides a unique platform for professionals to explore new instruments and techniques to counter terrorist financing, while underlying the importance of having investigations abide by international human rights norms and standards," said Florian Razesberger, head of the OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe's Politico-Military Department.

The course is part of a comprehensive, multi-year capacity-building programme to support Central Asian nations' efforts to counter terrorist financing.

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