Canada Free Press
October 1, 2009
In December 2008, the U.N. Commission against Torture reported on China’s overall human rights situation, its’ first report on China in 8 years. In the report, “the Committee also notes with concern that this provision has been misused to detain some people in psychiatric hospitals for reasons other than medical.”
After U.N. Special Rapporteur Prof. Manfred Nowak’s two week country visit to China at the end of 2005, the U.N. published a report on the country mission to China. The report states that torture occurred in Chinese mental hospitals in 8% of the cases submitted to the Special Rapporteur’s mandate over the 5-year period from 2000 to 2006.
Research indicates that cases of psychiatric “treatment” have spread to 23 out of 33 provinces under the direct leadership of the central government in China. At least 100 psychiatric facilities have been used in the effort to wipe out Falun Gong practitioner’s belief. Clearly, the abuse of psychiatric drugs on those who hold a different opinion from the government has been a well-planned, systematically carried out, top-down policy.
Daniel B. Borenstein, President of the American Psychiatric Association, published a letter in the New York Times on March 27, 2001, entitled “Jailed in China: Confront the Abuse.”
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Also see G. Edward Griffin video on Psychiatry & Political Dissidents: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qT0LsFmAl1U&feature=PlayList&p=79E9D68C92C00DAC&index=0&playnext=1