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‘De-programming’ of militants rapped in Australia

ASIA: Australia is considering a plan to “de-programme” Islamic militants held in jail despite criticism by a rights group saying it amounted to brainwashing. Police Commissioner Mick Keelty proposed the idea, saying the technique involved using respected imams or people previously connected with militant organisations to convert extremists to more moderate views. Foreign Minister Alexander Downer said that while “re-programming isn’t the phrase I would use”, the idea would be considered as it had been implemented successfully in Europe, the Middle East and Indonesia. Full Story

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