Myanmar pledges to release child soldiers
In wake of promised state reforms, Al Jazeera spoke to child soldiers about what they have endured.
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2012 13:03

Human rights groups have long criticised the use of child soldiers by the government and rebel groups in Myanmar’s ethnic conflicts.

As part of a wave of political reforms, however, the government has signed a pledge to release child soldiers from the army and reintegrate them into society.

Armed opposition groups have also signed a deal promising to stop recruiting children under the age of 18.

In interviews obtained by Al Jazeera, former child soldiers describe what they have endured.

Al Jazeera’s Florence Looi reports.


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