Aki Ra

From: Cambodia
Age: Approx. 40

 

Background

“When I was about 5 years old, I remember that I live with a group of children in a camp with the Khmer Rouge… When I am about 10 years old, I have no choice, they forced me to [become a] soldier with them- fighting and landmines”.

“After [the] UN left, I understand. I go to school… I can read and write and… I throw away the bad thing that I did, to choose the good thing to do… I can be happy!”

On Freedom

“Yeah, freedom is peace. People have [a] choice”.