Uganda: Stop child abductions for slave soldiering

Uganda: Stop child abductions for slave soldiering

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Index Number: AFR 59/004/1999
Date Published: 1 March 1999
Categories: Africa, Uganda

AI is concerned at the abduction of children in Northern Uganda by the Lord's Resistence Army (LRA), estimated at a total of 12,000 over the last 12 years. Abducted children are forced to work in appalling conditions and are used as soldiers in various conflicts. In addition, girls are subjected to sexual abuse. The sudan government is supporting the LRA to use it as a militia against the SPLA. AI is concerned at the worldwide increase in the use of child soldiers


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