An ethnic Albanian student wears a headscarf while sitting in front of the multi-ethnic South-Eastern University in Tetovo, Macedonia.AFP/Zoran Andonov
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Macedonia's parliament has adopted a bill imposing chemical castration on repeat offenders convicted of sexually abusing children -- but the country's leading child protection group said Wednesday that the law is still too lenient.The legislation also offers reduced prison sentences to first-time offenders agreeing to undergo the procedure voluntarily.Police, however, have registered a decreasing number of cases of sexual assault against children in the country of 2.1 million inhabitants, with 90 cases reported in 2010, 53 in 2012 and 43 cases in the first nine months of 2013 -- the most recent figures available.
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