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Skip to main content. Help us continue to fight human rights abuses. Please give now to support our work. March 6, News Release. June 30, News Release. February 17, Report. Videos Watch More March 5, Video. February 5, Video. July 13, Video. Reports More Reports March 6, January 8, It has happened on a horrific scale in Nigeria in recent years.
But many child soldiers volunteer. James, 17, became a soldier when still in primary school, fighting with the Cobra Faction, an opposition militia in the east of South Sudan. I got into trouble. With two other boys — Baba, 10, and his brother, Simon, 12 — James slipped away from his home in Pibor, a poor town in Jonglei, one night.
Guided by a relative who was a Cobra Faction sympathiser, the trio made their way to the militia in the bush. On arrival, the boys were given weapons, ammunition and a few hours training. At first they were excited.
I felt I could protect myself. But the boys soon found themselves thrown into frontline combat. A dozen former child soldiers interviewed in Pibor by the Guardian described the fear, confusion and shock of their first experience of war. Many spoke of dreaming of Real Child Soldier - New Flesh - Understanding own deaths, or those of close friends and relatives. The battles between the rebels and the government were chaotic, with ambushes, clashes in deep undergrowth, terrific noise and often heavy casualties.
Only the most rudimentary medical facilities existed. Others — even those who could have been About A Girl - Nirvana - Bleach by anyone with a basic knowledge of battlefield medicine and some proper dressings — died.
Baba, now 15, describes a clash with government forces. Everyone was firing … I was very afraid. The first time I fired my gun I shot off all my ammunition in one go. The soldiers were attacking our Vivace - Sergei Prokofiev - Концерты № 4 и 5 для фортепиано с оркестром areas and people were being killed all around.
People were running everywhere, falling down. I fell down too. So did my brother. But he did not get up … We covered his body with leaves and left him there. I think of his face every day. He was my best friend. We did everything together. But if the boys had joined the militia voluntarily, leaving was impossible. In the United States, when a child murders a classmate or a family member, the criminal-justice system makes few allowances for youth.
After a Supreme Court decision inwe no longer execute minors, but children as young as thirteen S.O.S. (Dit Dit Dit Dash Dash Dash Dit Dit Dit) - DJ Bronco - Easy Life been tried as adults, and thousands of juveniles have been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
For child soldiers in foreign conflicts, the situation is often different. In recent decades, humanitarian groups have successfully campaigned for juvenile combatants to be considered not primarily as the perpetrators of violence Real Child Soldier - New Flesh - Understanding as casualties themselves. Secretary-General on child soldiers, said last year. Inwhen the Special Court for Real Child Soldier - New Flesh - Understanding Leone was established, it was decided that children under the age of fifteen, even those who had committed monstrous crimes, should be exempted from the proceedings.
One beneficiary of this approach was Ishmael Beah, who after nearly three years as a child soldier in Sierra Leone was rescued by the U. Beah turned out to have a fluid ability to narrate his own story and a camera-ready smile that seemed to signal, at a glance, his rehabilitation. You would be hard pressed to find a more ingratiating spokesman for former child combatants.
Beah was eventually adopted by an activist in If Its My Baby (TV Instrumental) - Gregg Willis - If Its My Baby York City and attended Oberlin.
His memoir was displayed in Starbucks and sold 1. There was subsequent controversy over charges that Beah fabricated parts of his story, but both Beah and his publisher reject these claims. If Ishmael Beah is eligible for redemption, should we extend a similar dispensation to Gabriel Cardona?
Parts of Mexico certainly resembled a conflict zone when Cardona was a Zeta; in places along the border, the murder rate was higher than in Afghanistan or Iraq.
Cardona sees that Real Child Soldier - New Flesh - Understanding is no basis for absolution. He was not an orphan: he remained close with his mother and his brother. He was an intelligent kid who had other options. So why do it? Better to be a meat eater than a grass eater in a world in which grass eaters get eaten. Cardona tells of the macho empowerment he felt as an alpha in a hazardous domain. But he offers another explanation, too, one that is as bleak as it is banal: he killed for cars and clothes.
The Zetas paid Cardona five hundred dollars a week. It is difficult, when reading such passages, to feel much sympathy for Cardona. But teen-agers are hardly known for the sophistication of their decision-making. In fact, while Real Child Soldier - New Flesh - Understanding often focus, when we talk about child soldiers, on the systems of exploitation that perpetuate the phenomenon, it may be driven just as much by an element of unhinged adolescent agency.
Cardona can distinguish right and wrong. He knows that what he is doing is immoral, but he rationalizes. In a country where more than ninety-five per cent of homicides typically go unsolved, anyone might begin to question the value of life. When the Company needs to dispose of bodies, it subcontracts to the police, who have a sideline burning corpses in oil drums.
Cardona has a girlfriend, Christina, whom he loves. During a moment of introspection, he asks why she would Real Child Soldier - New Flesh - Understanding to be with a troublemaker like him. Christina grew up in Laredo, surrounded by the costs of cartel life. In a book about killing, Slater is curiously vague about most of the murders that Cardona and Reta commit. This could be a matter of legal necessity: the boys were charged with only a handful of homicides, and detailing other crimes might result in further indictments.
Or perhaps, for Cardona and Beah alike, such specifics are lost in the fog of war. One theory about why we may be prepared to forgive child soldiers in foreign conflicts while harshly punishing children who kill in this country has to do with the identity not of the killer but of the victim.
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