Friday, November 23, 2007

U.N. Calls on Myanmar to Release Child Soldiers, Drop Restrictions on Investigators

Source: The Tribune

Myanmar should release all its child soldiers and allow U.N. officials to verify government claims that officers have been punished for recruiting minors into the army, the U.N. chief said in a report released Friday.

There are credible reports that Myanmar's army continues to recruit children under 18 despite an official prohibition of the practice, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in his report to the U.N. Security Council.

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