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Indonesia's Separatist War Claims the Young

The troops arrived before dawn, moving through the rice paddies and past the shrimp ponds of this quiet coastal village. The soldiers were hunting for rebels fighting for the independence of Aceh, Indonesia’s westernmost province. What they found, villagers say, were seven boys and men whose job was to watch over the ponds. What happened next is not entirely clear, but within minutes all seven were dead. One villager says the soldiers shot some of the men and boys as they were trying to escape, and executed others. One of the boys was 12. Another was 13. “The soldiers say they protect the people, but the fact is they beat me and killed my son,” said another resident, Ajo, the father of Anas Rihan, the youngest victim. Full Story

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