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    Jordan's orphanages under spotlight

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    In Jordan, numerous employees of government-run orphanages have been accused by orphans of committing physical, psychological and sexual abuse.

    The National Centre for Human Rights has said it received 16 complaints of alleged abuse with a total of 25 children involved. But only four of the complaints have been passed on to courts because of a lack of evidence.

    But the ministery of social development has assured that every confirmed case will be taken to court.

    Al Jazeera's Nisreen El Shamayleh reports from Madaba, Jordan.

    [February 10, 2010]