OSCE trains Kyrgyz security officials on preventing radicalisation


BISHKEK -- The Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) on Friday (March 22) concluded a five-day training course for Kyrgyz security officials on violent extremism and radicalisation, the OSCE said in a statement.

Employees of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Kyrgyzstan, the State Committee for Defence, the State Border Service, the General Prosecutor's Office, the Ministry of the Interior and the State Service for Execution of Punishments took part in the "Violent Extremism and Radicalisation leading to Terrorism as a Threat to National Security" course.

Participants learned about Kyrgyz policies in the religious sphere, the causes of radicalisation and the prevention of the spread of extremist ideology.

The training is expected to advance skills of Kyrgyz security sector staff working on policy documents to counter terrorism, extremism and radicalisation.

The OSCE organised the training in partnership with the Kyrgyz State Commission on Religious Affairs (GKDR).

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