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Democratic Republic of Congo: Stop the Use of Child Soldiers

, Index number: AFR 62/054/2003

Over the past five years, tens of thousands of children have been forced to fight alongside government armed forces and armed political groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). From the beginning to the end of their military service, these children are subjected to harrowing and dehumanising experiences, including beatings, rape and other forms of torture

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