Hundreds of former child soldiers who once fought for Nepal's Maoist rebels will finally be released from the U.N.-monitored detention camps they have called home for the past three years to begin new lives as civilians. [...]Let me see if I understand this... The United Nations was helping to hold hundreds of children prisoner in Nepal, but America is evil because of Gitmo. Even though the detainees in Cuba come out healthier, better fed, armed with a Koran and prayer rug, and ready to hit the Jihad running stronger than ever. That about it? Thought so...
Nearly 20,000 former rebel fighters — formally known as the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) — have lived in seven main camps since 2006, when they gave up their 10-year armed rebellion to join a peace process and enter mainstream politics. U.N. monitors found that 2,975 of the fighters were under 18.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Child Soldiers to be Freed From U.N.-Monitored Detention Camps in Nepal