Of the Same Life - Releasing Myanmar's Child Soldiers

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Win Myint stores his son’s few possessions, ready for his return from the Myanmar Army. Like many other boys Aung Than Zaw was forcibly recruited from their village at the age of fifteen, and sent to the Shan State front line. “Sometimes I think he’ll never come home, that the army will continue to delay, or that they’ll sell him to someone else on the way,” he says.

Win Myint stores his son’s few possessions, ready for his return from the Myanmar Army. Like many other boys Aung Than Zaw was forcibly recruited from their village at the age of fifteen, and sent to the Shan State front line. “Sometimes I think he’ll never come home, that the army will continue to delay, or that they’ll sell him to someone else on the way,” he says.