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Press release International workshop «Sharing Practices in Preventing and Combating the Use of Internet for Terrorist Purposes» (Astana, November 28-30, 2016)

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Today the International workshop  on «Sharing Practices in Preventing and Combating the Use of Internet for Terrorist Purposes» under the auspices of the Prosecutor General's Office of Kazakhstan, the Global Program UNODC on strengthening the capacity in the field of the prevention and fight against organized crime (GPTOC) with assistance of the UNODC Regional program for Afghanistan and neighboring countries in the framework of the fifth plenary meeting of the Network of prosecutors and central authorities of origin, transit and destination to combat transnational organized crime in the countries of Central Asia and South Caucasus (CASC network) is being held.

Representatives of law enforcement agencies of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, the Netherlands, Russia, the USA and also the expert from the European Court of Human Rights and the U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan took a part in the event.

The aim of the event is to strengthen international and regional cooperation between the central authorities in investigation of transnational crimes and also issues on protection and confidentiality of personal data.

The main subjects of the conference agenda were the issues of criminal acts related to methods of use of the Internet for terrorist purposes, intelligence gathering and evidence during investigation of terrorism cases, obtaining electronic evidence of foreign states, as well as the measures aimed at preventing the use of the Internet for terrorist purposes.

During the workshop there has been noted that Kazakhstan is a participant of all international universal conventions on fight against terrorism and the supporter of cooperation within the UN Security Council, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the Commonwealth of Independent States and the Collective Security Treaty.

Joint discussions in the fields of the workshop will allow to objectively analyze and develop ideas and recommendations for practical application to counter the use of the Internet for terrorist purposes.

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