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Islamists in Central Asian Prisons

Islamists in Central Asian Prisons
15th December 2009 ICSR Team
In FREErad!cals

The International Crisis Group has just published a new report on Central Asia. The report underlines the growing numbers of Islamists in prisons and argues that the governments’ tough policy on political Islam only increases the risk of violent militancy. It has interesting details (and numbers) about radical detainees and prison management in Central Asia, here (pdf).

This is of particular interest for ICSR who is engaged in a comparative study of 15 countries and their approach towards radicalisation and de-radicalisation in prisons. Though it is not final yet, you can learn more about it here.