Protesters demand justice amid child abuse scandal in Panama
23 February 2021 | 2:33 pm
A group of demonstrators protest outside the Ministry of Social Development headquarters in Panama City to demand jail for those allegedly involved in the cases of minor abuse that occurred in shelters of the National Secretariat for Children, Adolescents and Family (SENNIAF), in a scandal that has shocked the Central American country.
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