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They may be breaking international law. So what?

Iran's Islamic regime is using "child soldiers" to suppress anti-government demonstrations, a tactic that could breach international law forbidding the use of underage combatants, human rights activists have told the Observer.

The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran says troops aged between 14 and 16 have been armed with batons, clubs and air guns and ordered to attack demonstrators who have tried to gather in Tehran. The youths – apparently recruited from rural areas – are being deployed in regular riot police roles and comprise up to one-third of the total force, according to witnesses.

It isn't like anyone will do anything about it.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/mar/13/iran-child-soldiers-tehran-protests

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Carpy

Asked by Carpy at 2:41 PM on Mar. 13, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • So did Bush, you didnt care then and you dont care now

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 2:42 PM on Mar. 13, 2011

  • So did Bush, you didnt care then and you dont care now

    How so?
    Carpy

    Comment by Carpy (original poster) at 2:45 PM on Mar. 13, 2011

  • when and where did Bush do it
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:48 PM on Mar. 13, 2011

  • do you expect anything less from an Islamic Nation
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:49 PM on Mar. 13, 2011

  • I am appalled but not surprised. President No Balls won't do anything. He doesn't have time...it is campaign season again.
    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 3:18 PM on Mar. 13, 2011

  • They may be breaking International Law but Iran doesn't really pay much attention to laws or anything else passed or agreed on by other nations or give credence to anything beyond their own borders. The only way anything can be done about it is if the U.N. sends troops, along with nations individually sending troops in and that would constiute an act of war.
    meriana

    Answer by meriana at 3:21 PM on Mar. 13, 2011

  • http://www.fortliberty.org/obama-administration-promotes-use-of-child-soldiers.html


    sweet, Bush signed a law that prohibited aid to any country that uses child soldiers. However, Obama reversed that law. Hmmm, now, who is for child soldiers?????


    http://www.lauraingraham.com/b/Obama-reverses-Bush:-Sanctions-child-soldiers/426147187501222601.html

    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 3:26 PM on Mar. 13, 2011

  • Interesting links, jesse
    Carpy

    Comment by Carpy (original poster) at 3:54 PM on Mar. 13, 2011

  • It was in the New York Times as well.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/29/world/africa/29soldiers.html
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 4:02 PM on Mar. 13, 2011

  • me thinks
    sweet forgot
    to click anonymous
    button for her answer
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:19 PM on Mar. 13, 2011

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