Rights group: Ukraine's disabled children condemned to life in grim institutions

April 16, 2015 2:23 PM

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KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — An international rights group said in a report Thursday that growing numbers of disabled children in Ukraine are being condemned to life in orphanages and institutions blighted by neglect and abuse.

Disability Rights International said its three-year investigation found that Ukraine is expanding its pool of orphanages and children's homes, going against a global trend toward aiding the disabled to integrate into society.

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