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At the request of the Macao SAR government and under the approval of the country's central government in accordance with the Basic Law of the Macao SAR and the Garrison Law of the Macao SAR, troops were mobilized on Aug. 25 for disaster relief and returned to their garrison on Aug. 28, according to Ren.

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Kausar Parveen struggles through tears as she remembers the blood-soaked pants of her 9-year-old son, raped by a religious cleric. Each time she begins to speak, she stops, swallows hard, wipes her tears and begins again.

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"I didn't move. I was afraid," he says.

The cleric lifted the boy's long tunic-style shirt over his head, and then pulled down his baggy pants.

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"Did he touch you?'" He nods. "Did he hurt you when he touched you?" ''Yes," he whispers.

"Did he rape you?" He buries his face in his scarf and nods yes.

Parveen reaches over and grabs her son, pulling him toward her, cradling his head in her lap.



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It is even more seldom prosecuted. Police are often paid off not to pursue justice against clerics, victims' families say. And cases rarely make it past the courts, because Pakistan's legal system allows the victim's family to "forgive" the offender and accept what is often referred to as "blood money."

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The fear of clerics and the militant religious organizations that sometimes support them came through clearly. One senior official in a ministry tasked with registering these cases says many madrassas are "infested" with sexual abuse. The official asked to remain anonymous for fear of retribution; he has been a target of suicide attacks because of his hard position against militant groups.

He compares the situation to the abuse of children by priests in the Catholic Church.

"There are thousands of incidences of sexual abuse in the madrassas," he says. "This thing is very common, that this is happening."

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"This is not a small thing here in Pakistan — I am scared of them and what they can do," the official says. "I am not sure what it will take to expose the extent of it. It's very dangerous to even try."

His assessment was echoed by another senior official, a former minister who says sexual abuse in madrassas happens all the time. He also doesn't want his name used because he too has survived suicide bombings due to his stance on militants.

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