Burmese junta increases forced labour and child soldiers

Author: asianews.it, Published on: 26 November 2009

50% increase in complaints of forced labour and more than half involving children and young people enrolled in the army...Defence of human rights groups confirm that the Burmese military junta continues a campaign of forced recruitment of minors into the army. Children are picked up from school, bars, cinemas or in the evening as they return home. They are threatened and beaten if they resist. Completed training, they are sent to war zones to fight against ethnic rebels...

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