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LTTE persistent violators of children’s rights – UN Chief

May 24, 2010 12:10:56 PM - itnnews.lk

The LTTE has been named as one of the most persistent violators of children’s rights in a report by UN chief Ban Ki-moon.


The tigers and most of the other terrorist entities were put on the “shame list” for recruiting child soldiers, while some were accused of raping, killing and maiming children.

Radhika Coomaraswamy, the top UN official on child protection said combat is no place for children. They still live in a world with those who would use children as spies, soldiers and human shields.. The shifting nature of conflict has put many children on the front lines. She added that too often children become collateral damage during military operations