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UNICEF calls on the LTTE to immediately release all under-ag

[b]UNICEF calls on the LTTE to immediately release all under-age recruits[/b]

[b]Colombo, 18 April, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] UNICEF in a statement released to the press has deplored the death of an underage recruit of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam in Vavuniya.

Recruitment of children is a direct violation of their right to protection from violence. UNICEF calls on the LTTE to immediately release all under-age recruits within its ranks and to cease recruitment of children.

The full text of the statement released by the UNICEF id given below :

UNICEF deeply regrets the death of a 17 year-old child in the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) auxiliary, killed on 13 April in a reported claymore mine incident in North Vavuniya.

http://www.asiantribune.com/show_news.php?id=17667

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