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Tamil Net admits the LTTE turns kidnapped children into suicide bombers

By Walter Jayawardhana


Black-Tiger-documentary1The semi-official organ of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam(LTTE), the Tamil Net, admitted that a suicide cadre of their organization, known as a Black Tigress about whom a Norwegian documentary film has been made was a child kidnapped at the age of 12 years.

This is the first time that they publicly admitted that some of the child soldiers they kidnap are turned to be walking bombs, obviously by brainwashing.

Quoting the synopsis of the Norwegian film, that has been made with the consent of the LTTE, the Tamil Net said, “When civil war permeates your childhood, it is impossible to escape. At 12, she disappears from her mother, falling into the hands of the guerrilla,” describe the producers in film synopsis. Taking a child without the consent of the parents is kidnapping.

Commentators said the synopsis itself somewhat justifies the kidnapping of children for the war, a practice of the LTTE, that has been universally condemned by all human rights organizations in the world including the United Nations. All Tamil organizations opposed to the Tamil Tigers have accused the Norwegian government for turning a blind eye to the barbaric practice of kidnapping children for war and imprisoning them in their abominable military barracks subjecting them to child abuse and occasionally sexual abuse by some military trainers. One such supervisor had committed suicide in the Eastern province when a child soldier got pregnant.

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A poster of the Norwegian film and a scene of the  documentary

The Tamil Net reported, “For the first time the Tamil Tigers have allowed a foreign film team to “hand-pick, follow, interview and dig deep,” into the lives and faiths of two female Black Tigers, according to the producers of a documentary film titled “My daughter the terrorist,” which made its World Premiere to a full house at Parkteatret in the Norwegian capital Oslo Monday(March 12).”

Admitting the practice of conscripting child soldiers, the Tamil Net said, Beate Arnestad, the director of the 58 minutes long documentary film, follows two young, Catholic females, with the nom de guerre ‘Dharsika’ and ‘Puhalchudar’, who have been LTTE fighters since their teens and have become part of LTTE’s elite force, the Black Tigers.”

As if a 12 year old girl kidnapped and traumatized by separating from her mother and constantly brainwashed in the vigorous training to become a walking bomb to kill others could speak the truth the director of the film, Arnestad is quoted in the news story as saying, “”I believe that by letting the girls speak, getting to know their thoughts and dreams, we will get closer to understanding both this conflict, and ‘terrorism’ in general, a little better.” The quote has been taken from the website of Snitt Film Production, the production company.


March 14, 2007 - Posted by | News and politics

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