Myanmar releases some child soldiers
It’s interesting to watch developments in Myanmar as the country continues to emerge, seemingly, from its harsh past. Though its leaders have more to do, there are encouraging signs, including Myanmar on Monday releasing 24 child soldiers from its military. It is in line with officials’ pledge to halt child-rights violations. Pledges are important, and are a change from abuses committed in silence, but let’s see what else the country’s leaders do to respect the rights of children. UPI reported on the child soldiers being released and here’s a statement from the United Nations on the action. UNICEF says that more children are expected to be released from the military in the near future.