Nigeria Should Investigate Alleged Abuses Of Mental Health Patients, HRW Report Says

The Guardian: Abuse and torture of mental health patients ‘rife’ across Nigeria, says report
“…In a report published on Monday Human Rights Watch (HRW) said thousands of Nigerians with mental health conditions face prolonged detention, chaining, physical and sexual violence or forced treatment, including electroshock therapy. The campaigning group said mistreatment is ‘rife’ in both Christian and Islamic faith healing centers and state hospitals and rehabilitation centers. This is despite the recent closure of several facilities and a condemnation of abusive facilities from President Muhammadu Buhari’s office…” (Dehghan, 11/12).

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