The YPG/PKK terror group, which has lengthy been criticized for abducting or recruiting children, has as soon as once more turn into the primary matter of dialog of such human rights violations and crimes.
Mustafa Ekici, a coordinator at state-owned broadcaster TRT Kurdi, on Sunday reported from his private Twitter account that the YPG/PKK on Friday kidnapped a 14-year-old baby from northern Syria’s Al-Darbasiyah, a city on the Syrian border reverse Turkey’s Şenyurt in Mardin province.
“When the household wished their woman again, they stated that is the woman’s determination,” Ekici additionally tweeted.
In one other Twitter message, Ekici stated that the YPG/PKK additionally kidnapped a 10-year-old baby from northern Syria’s Aleppo on June 5.
Kurdish moms whose children have been kidnapped by the YPG/PKK have been staging a sit-in protest in southeastern Turkey’s Diyarbakır metropolis in entrance of the pro-PKK Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) workplace for 10 months.
The YPG/PKK’s use of kid troopers has been repeatedly documented and criticized by worldwide human rights organizations, together with Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch. The group reportedly tips families into giving up their children or outright kidnaps them, taking them to coaching camps the place they’re denied contact with their families.
In 2018, a United Nations annual report on children in armed battle revealed 224 circumstances of kid recruitment by the YPG/PKK between January and December in 2017, a fivefold enhance in contrast with earlier years.
Human Rights Watch additionally documented that the terrorist group continues to recruit children regardless of objections from families and stopping mother and father from getting in contact with their youngsters.
Human rights organizations have additionally documented the YPG/PKK’s utilizing torture and intentionally disrupting instructional and well being providers.
The Fourth Geneva Convention on the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War prohibits the usage of children beneath age 15 as troopers.