Amnesty calls for release of Mali child soldiers

first_img Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Comments   Share   Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Amnesty said the other four adolescents were grabbed by the military and accused of links to the armed groups.(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Sponsored Stories New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t likecenter_img Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Top Stories DAKAR, Senegal (AP) – Amnesty International is calling on the Malian government to release five adolescents held by the military for up to seven months. An Amnesty delegation met the five teenagers, aged between 15 and 17, at a military camp in Mali’s capital.One of the five was a child soldier conscripted by the Movement for Oneness and Jihad, an Islamic extremist group linked to al-Qaida which ruled part of northern Mali last year. Amnesty said the 15-year-old joined because his family was desperately poor and the jihadists were paying salaries. The group said he deserted after not being paid and was arrested by Malian soldiers, who burned his arms with a cigarette. How men can have a healthy 2019 Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Daylast_img

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