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Offline TomSea

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Captured ISIS fighters get short sentences and art therapy in Syria
The Syrian Kurds hope leniency will boost reconciliation and prevent a resurgence of the Islamic State.

 By Liz Sly
August 14, 2019

QAMISHLI, Syria — At a closely guarded prison in this northeastern Syrian town, former Islamic State fighters make papier-mâché models of birds, flowers and trees while serving sentences that typically run two or three years.

Across the border in Iraq, Islamic State detainees are being held in degrading conditions, subjected to torture and often, when brought to trial, given long sentences or the death penalty, according to human rights groups.

The Syrian Kurdish allies of the United States are attempting a different approach. Their goal, Kurdish officials say, is to rehabilitate and reintegrate many of the Islamic State fighters in their custody, in hopes of deterring a revival of the militant movement.

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Re: Captured ISIS fighters get short sentences and art therapy in Syria
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2019, 06:40:16 PM »
This is akin to capturing a rattlesnake, feeding it some mice, then turning it loose again with the expectation that it won't bite you.


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