At Senegal Quranic schools, ‘they beat you until you think you’ll die’

<p>PUPILS at Senegal&#8217;s Quranic schools face &#8220;alarming rates&#8221; of abuse, including rape, neglect and imprisonment, said Human Rights Watch (HRW) today, urging the government to reform the still-unregulated religious institutions.</p> <p>In the Muslim-majority nation, where religious leaders wield wide social and political influence, poor children have long been entrusted to Quranic schools, called “daaras”, for education.</p>

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