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Regional conference on deradicalisation in prisons, statement of Gianluca Esposito

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Prisons are fertile ground for violent extremists and strong co-ordination is a must”, said Gianluca Esposito, Head of the Action against Crime Department of the Council of Europe, during the Regional conference on deradicalisation in prisons in Sarajevo.

The conference marked the launch of the Action “Enhancing penitentiary capacities in addressing radicalisation in prisons in Western Balkans”, implemented under the joint EU/CoE programme “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019-2022”.