Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Pakistan: Chained children rescued in Pakistan seminary raid

Pakistani police who raided an Islamic seminary where parents paid for their children to be treated for drug addiction have uncovered dozens of young people held in chains in a dirty basement.

Police involved in the Monday night rescue, which reportedly came after a tip-off, said an administrator at the seminary was arrested during the raid.

The parents of 53 young inmates at the seminary in Karachi paid to have their children treated with a regimen of Islamic instruction and worship.