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  Amnesty demands end to child soldiers
Updated 12 October 2001, 16.06
Tamil Tiger soldier

Amnesty International has called on Tamil Tiger rebels in Sri Lanka to stop using children as soldiers.

Amnesty is a worldwide society for Human Rights and they say that hundreds of teenagers have been joining the fighting.

Some of the soldiers are as young as 14. Amnesty want all the children to be returned home to their families.

Fact File
Sri Lanka facts
Originally called Ceylon
Colombo is the capital
Currency is the rupee
19 million people live there

Fighting

The Tamil Tigers have been fighting against the Sri Lankan Government for about 30 years for control of the island.

The Tamil Tigers say a number of their members are very young, but they have not been forced to join.

They have promised to look into complaints over soldiers under the age of 17, and say any such children will be sent home.

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