People With Mental Illness Chained, Abused in Nigeria - Report

Human Rights Watch group has condemned the "terrible" act of chaining mental health patients in various facilities across Nigeria. The group has released a report saying that detention, chaining and violent treatment of mental health patients is pervasive in the country "in many settings, including state hospitals, rehabilitation centres, traditional healing centres, and both Christian and Islamic faith-based facilities".

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