More than 150 civil society organisations have released a statement condemning Burma’s judiciary for handing down a two-year prison sentence to former child soldier Aung Ko Htwe.
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President Barack Obama has maintained Burma on the US sanctions list under the Child Soldier Prevention Act (CSPA). The continuity of the sanction, announced on Tuesday, prevents US military assistance[…]
The Burmese military released a further one hundred and nine child soldiers on Thursday.
A full two years after the Burmese government pledged to release all children from military service, many young victims of underage recruitment remain trapped in the army’s ranks.
In the first of a two-part special on war crimes, DVB Debate discusses the military’s use of child soldiers.
The Burmese army freed 96 child soldiers on Saturday, in the fifth such discharge since the Burmese government signed onto a 2012 UN Joint Action Plan to eliminate all minors[…]
Despite the government signing the joint action plan children continue to be recruited into the Burmese army, according to Child Soldiers International.
Despite signing an action plan with the UN last year and releasing dozens of child soldiers from time to time, as the Tatmadaw did yesterday, experts assert that the military continues to recruit and use children in its armed forces