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Children in Mali conflict forced to fight, detained with adults and tortured

Headline Title:  Children in Mali conflict forced to fight, detained with adults and tortured 14 June 2013 Children in Mali, some as young as 13, who were recruited as child soldiers by armed groups or suspected of links with them, are now being detained by Malian forces alongside adults, where some say they’ve been tortured, Amnesty International revealed after returning from a four-week visit to the country.The organization’s delegates spoke to nine children between 13 and 17 years of age who were held with adults at the Maison centrale d’arrêt and at Camp I of the gendarmerie of…

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