Saturday, 15 February 2014

Hubei group protest forced psychiatric treatment of people without mental illness

People who complain against the government are being forced into mental institutions and given forced treatment with antipsychotics and electroconvulsive therapy, a human rights group in Hubei has told Radio Free Asia.. Liu Feiyue, a spokesman for the Civil Rights and Livelihood Watch says the psychiatric hospital system is being abused and there have been 40-50 cases of forced treatment of healthy people during 2013, in contravention of China's new Mental Health Law, which came into effect in 2013 but is not being implemented on the ground.

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