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Kyrgyzstan To Keep Convicted Terrorists Separated From Other Inmates

Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev has signed into law a bill on keeping convicted terrorists separately from other inmates.

The law signed by Atambaev on April 18 had been approved by lawmakers in March and will come into force 10 days after it is first published by state media.

The bill has been proposed to prevent the recruitment of young inmates by Islamic extremists in penitentiaries across the Central Asian nation.

Kyrgyz authorities have said that more than 500 Kyrgyz nationals, a quarter of whom are women, have left the country for Syria and Iraq to join Islamic militant groups including the Islamic State terrorist organization.

Based on reporting by KyrTAG and Akipress