A seminar on working with convicted violent extremists, including returning foreign terrorist fighters and their families, organised by the OSCE Programme Office in Astana, was held on 4 and 5 December 2018 in Astana.
The two-day workshop was organised for 20 officials from the National Security Committee, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Law Enforcement Academy under the Prosecutor General’s Office, the Ministry of Social Development and civil society representatives.
Experts from the United Kingdom presented case studies and examples of methods that have been successful in rehabilitation programmes for foreign terrorist fighters and their families. Special attention was paid to ways of working with civil society and programmes to engage the wives and children of returning terrorist fighters.
The event is part of the OSCE Programme Office’s long-term support of projects to counter violent extremism and radicalization that leads to terrorism.