Why Indonesia should bring IS families back home

The government has ruled out any possibility of repatriating the more than 600 Indonesians who joined the Islamic State (IS) movement and their families, citing the importance of the safety of 267 million people at home from the threat of terrorism.

However, the decision could mean the families of the former IS fighters, women and children, will be left insecure and their lives will turn from bad to worse.

The Indonesian fighters are being held at camps and...