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Illustration of a victim being forcibly injected with psychiatric drugs. Psychiatric abuse as a method of persecution is common in China, particularly against Falun Dafa adherents. (Minghui.org)
Psychiatric Torture and the Unspeakable Suffering It Causes
By Joan Delaney, Epoch Times
March 14, 2019 Updated: March 15, 2019
Editor’s note: The Epoch Times is publishing a number of articles exposing the use of torture by the Chinese regime against the groups it targets, and the suffering and harm it causes to those subjected to it.

Psychiatric torture is one of the more terrifying methods the Chinese regime uses to rein in those classed as “seriously interfering with public order” and who “disrupt social stability.” Falun Dafa practitioners, political dissidents, and citizens who dare to protest government policies frequently have these labels slapped on them to justify confining them in psychiatric hospitals.

The number of mental hospitals was increased across the country after the persecution campaign against Falun Dafa practitioners began in 1999. In September 2004, the Ministry of Public Security issued a public notice requiring provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities to set up psychiatric hospitals as soon as possible if they didn’t have them already.

As of March 2014, Minghui.org—an online clearinghouse for first-hand information about the persecution of Falun Dafa—had published 7,700 articles about Falun Dafa practitioners being persecuted in psychiatric hospitals. However, these statistics are believed to understate the true numbers greatly due to the difficulty of investigating and obtaining information from China.

Read more at: https://www.theepochtimes.com/psychiatric-torture-and-the-unspeakable-suffering-it-causes_2836125.html
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