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Hundreds of thousands of mental patients chained, abused for years, report says

Hundreds of thousands of mental patients chained, abused for years, report says

Human Rights Watch has found that hundreds of thousands of people with mental health conditions in 60 countries are kept chained, some for many years at a stretch. In its report, HRW says even children as young as 10 are shackled or locked in small spaces for even years. Many of them are forced to eat, sleep and defecate in the same tiny area and are subjected to violence and abuse in many forms.

Max Bants
Max Bants 2 months

Unsurprising. These are the places that produced and sold all the slaves the west and middle east bought. The dirty secret is it was always about class, not race. It's an international kind of prejudice.

Ruain 2 months

"developing" world

Don Javis
Don Javis 2 months

This is clearly barbaric and upsetting based upon western values, but puts in stark contrast the false defamatory epithets placed upon Caucasian westerners who it is claimed are the systemic root of all evils, clearly they blinker thselves to where the real injustices started and remain to this day.

ConcealCarryProtect 2 months

Governor Whitmer of Michigan should be added to this list for putting young Covid positive patients in nursing homes with uninfected elderly residents, then hiding the numbers of deaths.

William 2 months

People really didn't know this has been going on for decades??? I'm going to say it again.... open your eyes people... this could be you!

bobby_5150 2 months

If only they been trained in intersectionality, this never would have happened.

eddy yetty
eddy yetty 2 months

This makes me sad to my core man. Slavery and being chained for years is already horrible, to to do it to people with special needs... Makes me sad and sick. I don't know why, but I have a soft spot for those with special needs, It was hard for me to help and interact with them when I did volunteer work. Call me a puss, but I just couldn't not tear up a little .

IvoryDove 2 months

Maybe they should be put out on the streets where they can build encampments in public spaces, defecate on sidewalks, etc? Or... Now this is a wild idea... You put them in asylums but you treat them with dignity and care for them humanely? Nope... There's only the two extremes. That's the choices.

Amoneywilson 2 months

Well China still has slave labor camps today. But expecting better care from their mental care institutions I think might be a stretch.

Mansoor 2 months

This has been documented for decades. People just live in their own fantasy bubble, they are busy worrying about what to wear then to care to read about the worlds woes.

Andrew Ryan
Andrew Ryan 2 months

This was the United States in the late 19th and early 20th century. Look up some of the mental health institutions at the time. I especially suggest researching Nellie Bly and what she exposed in her writing of such places. We see it as something from hundreds of years ago, yet it hasn’t even been a century since then. We should show people of the world, as Nellie Bly did. Show the world the horror of it. See and remember, lest we forget the past and doom ourselves to our mistakes made flesh once again.

yuckycrumpet 2 months

Kinda makes you glad you don’t live in a country where the president is currently in court trying to strip Tens of Millions of their healthcare during the worst pandemic, mass unemployment and economic crash since last time republicans held office. Thanks Obama! Kidding. That’s right folks. He provided said healthcare while rebuilding the economy and beating pandemics avoiding the current collapse we’ve just witnessed. Que the whataboutisms etc etc. And I bet not a single trumpet can give any explanation of trump’s health plan over the last term.

Donald 2 months

My mission in life is to change this...create healing centers

Wholly 2 months

We let them become college professors and admistrators. Who is right?

Doug 2 months

The Biden healthcare plan.

TheMadDane 2 months

But but black lives matter?

Adam 2 months

Puts Obama’s border cages into perspective...

David Webb
David Webb 2 months

If someone is locked up it's usually for a reason.

Noah PaulOG
Noah PaulOG 2 months

For any that would condemn America and Western Civilization: take a look at the alternatives.

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