Think tank urges repatriation of Indonesian children as threats of IS rebirth loom in Syrian camps

Think tank urges repatriation of Indonesian children as threats of IS rebirth loom in Syrian camps

The Jakarta Post-News·2019-08-30 18:38

The Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC) has called for the government to begin assessing and creating policies for the swift repatriation of Indonesian Islamic State (IS) movement sympathizers stranded at Kurdish-run camps in war-torn Syria amid fears of intimidation of vulnerable groups and growing activities of the notorious militant group. In a report released on Tuesday, the think tank argued that repatriation remained a nonpriority "for anyone in government", urging the authorities to begin with identifying vulnerable groups, such as children, given that they could face threatening conditions and further radicalization in the camps. “There’s no need to wait for an all-encompassing policy to begin to bring back those most at risk. The government doesn’t have to decide what to do about 200 people – it can start with five or 10,...

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