Arifuddin Lako was jailed for terrorism in 2009. After his release, he set up the non-profit group Rumah Katu Community, with the aim of fostering peace. Photo: courtesy Arifuddin Lako from YouTube

Islamist militant prisoners freed in Indonesia turn a new leaf via schemes to change their radical beliefs and return them to society

Non-profit and state groups work to deradicalise jailed Islamists militants and empower them to make an honest living, but critics say such schemes fail to reach hardliners and many who take part had already abandoned radicalism

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Arifuddin Lako was jailed for terrorism in 2009. After his release, he set up the non-profit group Rumah Katu Community, with the aim of fostering peace. Photo: courtesy Arifuddin Lako from YouTube
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