26. 05. 2023
LEICA Organizes Extremism and Terrorism Prevention Training for Frontline Police Officers in Jalal-Abad
Organized by the European Union funded LEICA (Law Enforcement in Central Asia) project, a 5-day training seminar on the topic: "The role of law enforcement in preventing extremism and terrorism among the population" was held in the city of Jalal-Abad of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan from 22 to 26 May 2023. The event was organized in cooperation with the Service for Combating Extremism and Illegal Migration of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic in order to implement the Concept of State Policy in the Religious Sphere of the Kyrgyz Republic in the period from 2022 to 2026. At the opening of the seminar, the head of the 10th Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic, Militia Colonel Batyrov Mirlan, appreciated LEICA for supporting the Ministry of Internal Affairs in strengthening the capacity of police officers in the fight against negative phenomena in the republic and expressed the hope that such events would serve as another constructive step towards countering extremism and terrorism, which are a threat not only to human life, but also to the spiritual values of the society.
95 employees of district departments and the Regional Department of Internal Affairs got acquainted with methods of preventing the radicalization of the population, preventing, and combating extremism and terrorism, determining external signs and behavior to identify potential terrorists/extremists on the territory of the republic, as well as types of administrative and criminal liability for acts of extremist and terrorist orientation.
Particular attention was paid to the study of tactics used by the leaders of banned extremist religious groups to recruit and radically manipulate the population and ways to counteract attempts by such groups to destabilize the situation in the country. The speeches of the experts evoked lively responses from the audience, the participants asked questions and expressed the need to organize similar meetings in the future.
LEICA and SPENM of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic continue a series of seminars on the detection and prevention of terrorism and violent extremism for employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in all regions of Kyrgyzstan. Training has already been conducted in Osh, Issyk-Kul, Talas and Batken regions.
At the end of the seminars, the experts handed out more than 1,500 copies of methodological manuals, booklets and leaflets on the prevention of religious extremism, prepared by the Service for Combating Extremism and Illegal Migration of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic and printed with the financial support of the LEICA project.