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 Post subject: 12-year-old child shot dead by LTTE - Photo added
 Post Posted: Mon May 22, 2006 1:56 am 
12-year-old child shot dead brutally by LTTE pistol gang

By Sunil Jayasiri
@ DM / 22MAY2006


A 12-year-old child was brutally shot dead by an LTTE pistol gang member on Saturday at Mavadivembu in Batticaloa, police said.

Eravur police said the victim S. Sathyam of Mavadiodai, Mankerni, was with his grandmother at her residence at Mavadivembu when the LTTEer gunned him down in the presence of his elders.

A senior police official said, “Preliminary investigations confirmed that the victim had rejected the LTTE demand to join the organization as a child soldier”. The Cease-fire Monitors were to be duly informed of the incident.

In the recent past several international organizations, including the UNICEF, accused the LTTE of recruiting underage children while urging them to cease such recruitment. In March, the UNICEF said that 1358 underage children were in the LTTE fighting force.However, rejecting such allegations, the LTTE claimed that they were not recruiting underage children, but a large number of complaints were received by the police from parents, that their children had been abducted and taken away for military training by the LTTE.

Over 5,300 child soldiers have been enlisted by the Tamil Tigers since a truce went into effect in Sri Lanka. The UNICEF, in another report last February, said that the rate of child recruitment had slowed in the past six months, to an average of 43 a month, from more than 110 a month. Only 79 children had been freed during the same period.


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 Post subject: Join us or Die - LTTE kills Tamil children
 Post Posted: Wed May 24, 2006 3:30 am 
Join us or Die - LTTE kills Tamil children who refuse to join

@ MOD / 24MAY2006

LTTE killed a 12 year old school child who refused join LTTE by shooting in the night on 20th May at ERAVUR. The child was in his sleep at his Grandmother's residence when the group of terrorists grabbed him out and shot to death.

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The dead child named S. Sathyan , a student of Valaichenai Hindu College had been forced to join LTTE by the LTTE's "Baby brigade" recruiters for several times. It has been revealed that the child had refused the LTTE orders and was seeking refuge at his grand mother's house.

The civilians in the area said that the LTTE has intensified child conscription as to avenge the depleting support of Tamil community to the Terror organization and requested the Human rights activists to take prompt action against this grave crime. It is evident that LTTE leadership is desperately looking for more children, specially from the EASTERN province, to utilize as "one way" fighters in the "final war".

LTTE leadership has been using children recruited from the Eastern province in their " first wave of attack", of which these cadres utilized are not expected to return from the battlefield.


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