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  • January 20, 2011 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    AFGHANISTAN: Fears over child recruitment, abuse by pro-government militias
    IRIN: Pro-government militias in parts of Afghanistan are believed to be recruiting underage boys and sometimes sexually abusing them in an environment of criminal impunity, local people and human rights organizations say. In a bid to counter the intensifying insurgency, the Afghan government and US/NATO forces have been setting up controversial community-based militias, such as the Afghan Local Police, in insecure provinces.      Full news...