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Saturday, November 17th, 2018

Government meeting reviews the course of implementing the State Program for Combating Extremism and Terrorism

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During the Government meeting, Deputy Chairman of the National Security Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nurgali Bilisbekov reported on the course of implementing the State Program for Combating Extremism and Terrorism for 2013-2017.

N. Bilisbekov reported that during the program implementation period positive changes in preventive work have been outlined, the tolerant religious consciousness and immunity to radical ideology are being strengthened. Prevention of religious extremism in educational institutions has been intensified. Through internet portals, especially E-Islam, explanatory work is being conducted on religious issues. There is a rehabilitation center Akniyet, which works with convicted radicals.

According to data announced, in 2016 targeted prevention covered about 32% of followers of non-traditional religious movements. In total, over the years of implementing the State program, about 90% were covered.

As a result of purposeful work, 70 leaders and activists of the Salafi communities were lead towards a loyal attitude to the values of the Kazakh society. For 91 citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan, intentions to travel abroad to participate in combat activities on the side of international terrorist organizations were foiled and blocked.

During the reporting period, 12 terrorist and other violent, extremist actions were prevented on the territory of the country. In all, 123 radicals were convicted for terrorist and religious extremist crimes.

He also noted that within the framework of executing set tasks, the organizational and technical potential of the security forces is growing. Conditions have been created to increase the security of objects vulnerable to terrorism. The regional headquarters’ readiness to respond to terrorist threats has been increased.

Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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