PAKISTAN: Children were beaten, starved, burned, and chained in Islamic school

Even after learning of the torture and abuse, many parents refused to take them home.

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. 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.