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Indonesia: chaining up the mentally ill

In Indonesia, nearly 750,000 people suffering from psychiatric problems receive no medical treatment. At the People and Society Foundation, they are chained up for an indeterminate length of time and given lessons on hygiene. For many it's a shocking way to treat mental disorders, but for their families, it's the only way they can afford to help them.

By Fanou FILALI

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