Sri Lanka: Forcing families to give up children

Lankawatchh alleges that LTTE forces families to send their children to join their forces. “Reports from LTTE controlled areas reveal that the LTTE is on a fervent campaign to forcibly draft Tamil youth to fight the Sri Lankan government forces. The campaign called on every family in the LTTE controlled areas to give one child – regardless of age – to ensure security for the family. According to the reports, the children of parents who fail to comply will be abducted while the parents risk being murdered.”

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