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05/19/2008 10:29 AM ID: 70834 Permalink   

US Holding 10 Juveniles in Afghanistan and 500 in Iraq


The International Justice Network and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has denounced the admission by the US Military that they are currently holding 500 juveniles in detentions centers in Iraq and 10 in Afghanistan as abhorrent.

The civil liberties groups claim the detentions are a violation of U.S. treaty obligations. The Director of the ACLU said it was “…even more disturbing that there is no comprehensive policy in place that will protect their rights as children."

The US military claim the 500 juvenile detainees are "unlawful enemy combatants" and are being held on charges of acting as lookouts for IED placements or actively fighting U.S. and Coalition forces.

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Way to get your panties in a bunch over NOTHING.
I'm sure it's just a misunderstanding and that they're actually lookouts for flower and chocolate deliveries.
  by: silentrage   05/19/2008 03:33 PM     
An enemy combatant is an enemy combatant. You just can't let them go just because they are young. However, I am concerned that once again the U.S. government is violating it's own treaties. Ask any Native American. I guess I would be ok with it if they would officially amend the treaty before acting on the need to.
  by: VermiciousG     05/19/2008 04:21 PM     
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