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Beatings and addiction: Pakistan drug 'clinic' tortures patients

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A so-called drugs rehab 'clinic' is closed down in Pakistan after police find scores of ‘patients’ chained up alleging serial abuse. Duration 03:05 Video provided by AFP


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