DRC 2009 © Julie Remy
Michel was sleeping at home alongside his little brothers and his older sister. Four men came – all armed, but dressed as civilians. They tied Michel’s and his sister’s hands and took them into the bush. “We found ourselves with around 20 other children. These men whipped us and forced us to work. Every time we talked among ourselves, they hit us with a machete. In the evenings, when we needed to go to the toilet, they thought we would try and escape. We were always tied up at night.”