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Centre in Bishkek organized seminars for prison wardens to prevent religious extremism and radicalization in Kyrgyzstan's prisons

Category
Mission Activity
Date(s)
Subject
Violent extremism and radicalisation leading to terrorism

Summary

The OSCE Centre in Bishkek organized a series of one-day seminars for 154 prison officers in close co-operation with the State Penal Service of the Kyrgyz Republic and the independent analytical research centre Religion, Rights and Politics.

The seminars aim to strengthen the skills of Kyrgyz penitentiary system officers, with a particular focus on personnel directly involved in inmates' education, to prevent religious extremism and radicalization. The courses also aim to strengthen co-operation between governmental structures and civil society.

In addition to training, the OSCE Centre in Bishkek donated five computers and teaching materials to the five prison complexes where the seminar participants work.

Information

Added on
13 Sep 2010
Origin
OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Region
Kyrgyzstan
Keywords
prison reform, extremism, radicalization
Rights
OSCE