Child soldiers ‘jailed’ for going AWOL despite MoD policy


Channel 4 News

Campaigners are lobbying the Government to either raise the minimum age of recruitment from 16 to 18 or to make absolute the right of a young recruit to leave training. Several groups told Channel 4 News that the incarceration of minors in a de facto military prison is “immoral”, flouts UN convention and contradicts MoD policy.

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