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Syrian refugees are seen at the Zaatari refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria, Jordan June 17, 2021. The HRW report, entitled "Our Lives Are Like Death", also interviewed officials in U.N bodies, non-governmental organisations and lawyers. Minister of Social Affairs Hector Hajjar said Lebanon was committed to the principal of no forceful returns of Syrian refugees, and of guaranteeing their eventual safe return with respect to international treaties. All countries should halt forced repatriations to Syria, HRW added. Despite the refugees worsening plight in Lebanon and Jordan, the number of spontaneous returns has not significantly increased, HRW added.
Persons: Jordan, Al Sukhni, Sara Kayyali, Shadi, Bashar al Assad, Lebanon, Social Affairs Hector Hajjar, repatriations, Kayyali, , Abou Alaa, Suleiman Al, Khalidi, John Stonestreet Organizations: REUTERS, HRW, Human Rights Watch, U.S, Reuters, Authorities, Social Affairs, Hams, Thomson Locations: Jordanian, Mafraq, Syria, Lebanon, Beirut, AMMAN, Jordan, pursing, Akkar, Amman
A petition against child marriage has garnered thousands of signatures, and many campaigners hope her case will expose the practice of child marriage which is outlawed in the country but has continued, despite the threat of legal action. Husband and parents arrestedFollowing the outcry generated by Machaya's case, Momberume was arrested along with Machaya's parents, Zimbabwe police spokesperson Paul Nyathi told CNN. The government has typically turned a blind eye to the practice of child marriage. One teen mother told CNN she got married at15 and is struggling to make ends meet. It is a criminal offense and should be dealt with at the courts like in Momberume's case," he told CNN.
Persons: Faith, Anna Machaya, CNN, Machaya, Johanne, Momberume, Paul Nyathi, Nyathi, Edmore Machaya, Shy Mabika, Alice Mabika, HRW, at15, Nyasha, Anna, Marange, Kenneth Mtata, Mtata, Natsiraishe Maritsa, Maritsa, Sithembiso Nyoni, Nyoni, she's, Faith's, Arimuzhu, Rutendo, Mungai Organizations: CNN, Momberume, Authorities, Rights Watch, Women's Locations: Epworth, Harare, Zimbabwe, Covid
Al-Maha Al-Majid, a candidate in Qatar's Shura Council election, poses for a photo next to an election poster in Doha, Qatar September 30, 2021. REUTERS/Ibraheem Al OmariDOHA, Oct 2 (Reuters) - Qataris go to the polls on Saturday in the Gulf Arab state's first legislative elections, to choose two-thirds of the advisory Shura Council in a vote that has stirred domestic debate about electoral inclusion and citizenship. read moreThe legislative polls, approved in a 2003 constitutional referendum, come ahead of Doha hosting the World Cup soccer tournament next year. HRW said Qatar arrested at around 15 demonstrators and critics of the law. A Qatari source with knowledge of the matter said on Friday two remain in custody "for inciting violence and hate speech".
Persons: Maha Al, Majid, Al, Critics, Allen Fromherz, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman, Kristin Smith, Al Murra, HRW, Lisa Barrington, Frances Kerry Organizations: REUTERS, Doha, Georgia State University's Middle East Studies, Qatari, Gulf States Institute , Washington, Rights Watch, Thomson Locations: Qatar's, Doha, Qatar, Al Omari DOHA, Arab, Thani, Kuwait, Qatari
REUTERS/Baz RatnerSummary Thousands of Eritrean refugees caught in north Ethiopian warRefugees distrusted and abused by both sides' fighters'Clear war crimes' committed, says rights groupNAIROBI, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Eritrean soldiers and Tigrayan militias raped, detained and killed Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia’s northern region of Tigray, an international rights watchdog said on Thursday. Tens of thousands of Eritrean refugees live in Tigray, a mountainous and poor province of about 5 million people. Tigrayan forces marched fleeing refugees back to Hitsats, shooting some stragglers, refugees reported to HRW. In the northernmost camp, Shimelba, Eritrean forces killed at least one refugee, raped at least four others and killed local residents, HRW said. Tigrayan forces took over those camps in June and refugees have reported killings and looting.
Persons: Baz Ratner, Tigrayans, Laetitia Bader, Horn, Getachew Reda, PEOPLE, HRW, Tigrayan, Ziban, Adi Harush, Mai Aini, Andrew Cawthorne Organizations: REUTERS, Refugees, Ethiopian, Eritrean, Human Rights Watch, Reuters, International, UNHCR, United Nations, HRW, Thomson Locations: Tigray, Sudan, NAIROBI, Ethiopia’s, of Africa, Africa, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Hitsats, Hitsats camp’s, Zelasle, Shimelba, Mai
Drone view of "The Gesture", a 25- meter sculpture by Lebanese architect Nadim Karam to commemorate victims of last year's Beirut blast, at the capital's port in Lebanon, August 2, 2021. Its investigation also concluded there was evidence that multiple Lebanese authorities were criminally negligent under Lebanese law. It called on the United Nations Human Rights Council to mandate an investigation into the blast and on foreign governments to impose human rights and corruption sanctions on officials. A Lebanese investigation into the blast, led by Judge Tarek Bitar, has stalled. Politicians and senior security officials are yet to be questioned and requests to lift their immunity have been hindered.
Persons: Nadim Karam, Imad Creidi, Judge Tarek Bitar, Michel Aoun, Hassan Diab, Tony Saliba, Bitar, Aoun, Maha El, Timothy Organizations: REUTERS, Human Rights, United Nations Human Rights, HRW, Reuters, Timothy Heritage, Thomson Locations: Lebanese, Beirut, Lebanon, BEIRUT, Aoun
The report by the international rights watchdog contained over 700 pages of findings and documents. HRW based its report on official documents it reviewed and on multiple interviews with top officials including the president, the caretaker prime minister and the head of the country's state security. It called on the United Nations Human Rights Council to mandate an investigation into the blast and on foreign governments to impose human rights and corruption sanctions on officials. A Lebanese investigation into the blast, led by Judge Tarek Bitar, has stalled. Politicians and senior security officials are yet to be questioned and requests to lift their immunity have been hindered.
Persons: Nadim Karam, Imad Creidi, Michel Aoun, Hassan Diab, Tony Saliba, Bitar, Saliba, Aoun, Judge Tarek Bitar, Maha El, Timothy Organizations: REUTERS, Human Rights, HRW, United Nations Human Rights, Reuters, Timothy Heritage, Thomson Locations: Lebanese, Beirut, Lebanon, BEIRUT, Aoun
Human Rights Watch on Tuesday accused the Israeli military of carrying out attacks that “apparently amount to war crimes” during an 11-day war in May against the Hamas militant group. The international human rights organization issued its conclusions after investigating three Israeli airstrikes that it said killed 62 Palestinian civilians. The report also accused Palestinian militants of apparent war crimes by launching over 4,000 unguided rockets and mortars at Israeli population centers. The Israeli military has repeatedly said its attacks were aimed at military targets in Gaza. Human Rights Watch, other rights groups and U.N. officials have accused both sides of committing war crimes in all of the conflicts.
Persons: Khalil Hamra, , Gerry Simpson, Israel’s, Fatima Shbair, HRW, Israel Organizations: HRW, Palestinian, International Criminal, ICC, NBC, Hamas, Gaza Health Ministry, Rights Watch, The, Human Rights Watch Locations: Gaza, Jerusalem, Al, Aqsa, Israel, Gaza City, Beit Hanoun, The New York, Gaza’s Shati, U.S
Cuba starts handing out sentences following historic protests
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HAVANA — An anti-government hip hop song by some of Cuba’s most popular musicians in exile became the anthem of the unprecedented protests that rocked the Communist-run country last week. “There are people who will receive the response that Cuban legislation allows for, and it will be energetic,” President Miguel Diaz-Canel said on state television last week. The trial was denounced by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch (HRW) for taking place without proper defense or due process. By the evening of day two, they appeared to have dissipated amid heavy security operations and internet disruptions. “I have four officials in front of my door preventing me going out,” Garcia told Reuters, which observed the officials.
Persons: Anyelo Troya, , , Raisa Gonzalez, Miguel Diaz, Canel, Gonzalez, Troya, Javier Larrondo, Yunior Garcia, ” Garcia, Cubalex, Alberto Betancourt, she’s, Luis Manuel Otero Alcantara, Jose Daniel Ferrer, Juan Pappier, Diaz Organizations: Communist, Patria, Havana . Rights, U.S, Reuters, Cuban Foreign Ministry’s International Press Center, Authorities, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Cuban Prisoners, HRW, NBC, Facebook, Twitter Locations: HAVANA, Havana, Cuban
"There are people who will receive the response that Cuban legislation allows for, and it will be energetic," President Miguel Diaz-Canel said on state television last week. The trial was denounced by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch (HRW) for taking place without proper defense or due process. By the evening of day two, they appeared to have dissipated amid heavy security operations and internet disruptions. "I have four officials in front of my door preventing me going out," Garcia told Reuters, which observed the officials. "When I go to buy food or cigarettes, one of them goes with me to keep a close eye on me."
Persons: Yunior Garcia, Alexandre Meneghini HAVANA, Anyelo Troya, Raisa Gonzalez, Miguel Diaz, Canel, Gonzalez, Troya, Javier Larrondo, Garcia, Cubalex, Alberto Betancourt, Luis Manuel Otero Alcantara, Jose Daniel Ferrer, Juan Pappier, Diaz, Sarah Marsh, Nelson Acosta, Christian Plumb, Rosalba O'Brien Organizations: REUTERS, Communist, Patria, Havana . Rights, U.S, Reuters, Cuban Foreign Ministry's International Press Center, Authorities, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Cuban Prisoners, CUBA, HRW, Thomson Locations: Havana, Cuba, Cuban
A man, wearing a face mask for protection against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), walks by a mural depicting Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, in Managua, Nicaragua March 30, 2020. In recent weeks, police have detained at least 14 political opponents, including five presidential candidates, drawing international criticism from governments and human rights groups. A U.N. spokesperson said the Secretary-General is very concerned about the arrests and detentions and the invalidation of candidacies of opposition leaders in Nicaragua. "The Secretary-General once again urges the authorities to uphold international human rights obligations and release the political and social leaders detained. HRW called on the United States, Canada, European Union and Latin American governments to press Ortega to readmit the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, which were expelled in 2018.
Persons: Daniel Ortega, Oswaldo Rivas, Ortega, readmit, Joe Biden's, Frank Jack Daniel, Michelle Nichols, Anthony Esposito, Cynthia Osterman Organizations: Nicaraguan, REUTERS, MEXICO CITY, Rights Watch, United Nations, Human Rights Watch, HRW, Security, European, Inter, American, Human Rights, UN, of American, Thomson Locations: Managua, Nicaragua, MEXICO, Nicaraguan, United States, Canada, European Union
Brutal abuses by Colombia's police during recent anti-government protests are not isolated incidents but part of extensive failings by state security forces, advocacy group Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report on Wednesday. HRW said it has also documented beatings, sexual abuse and arbitrary detention of protesters and bystanders by security forces. "These brutal abuses are not isolated incidents by rogue officers, but rather the result of systemic shortcomings of the Colombian police," Jose Miguel Vivanco, Americas director at Human Rights Watch, said in a statement. Duque has repeatedly insisted that most Colombian police respect the human rights of civilians, and he has said that any cops who act illegally will be punished. read moreRepresentatives from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (CIDH) arrived in the country over the weekend for a three-day visit to gather information about possible rights abuses during the protests.
Persons: Ivan Duque, Jose Miguel Vivanco, Duque Organizations: Human Rights Watch, HRW, Colombian, Human Rights, Inter, American, Thomson Locations: Americas
Now, with the Chinese government allowing all married couples to have a third child, some Chinese women are worried the discrimination will only get worse. "My first reaction upon hearing about this policy was that it will further squeeze the space for women in the workplace. "Even if you already have two children, [employers] will worry that you might want a third," she said. According to the report, many Chinese companies and employers are reluctant to pay maternity leave. Many provinces, however, have extended their maternity leave beyond the national minimum to between 128 days and a year.
Persons: Janice Zhang, Zhang, she's, Will, Melody Chen, Yue Qian, Qian, Qiang, it's, I'm Organizations: Human Rights Watch, HRW, Employers, University of British, Xinhua, China Youth Daily, Beijing Youth Daily, China's Ministry of Human Resources, Social Security Locations: Chengdu, Guangzhou, China, Neijiang, University of British Columbia, Shandong province, America
Bangkok (CNN) Thailand reported its highest number of Covid-19 deaths in a single day Tuesday as officials struggle to contain a third coronavirus wave ripping through overcrowded prisons . On Monday, Thailand reported 9,635 new coronavirus cases -- the highest number of new infections since the pandemic began, according to its Covid-19 task force (CCSA). By Tuesday morning local time, 2,473 new Covid-19 cases had been confirmed, of which 680 were from prisons. Thailand also reported 35 related deaths nationwide on Tuesday, its highest number of daily fatalities, according to CCSA. CNN cannot yet confirm when the prison cases first emerged but it is expected the number will continue to rise as more infections are confirmed.
Persons: Somsak Thepsutin, Chiang Mai, Chiang, Somsak, Brad Adams, vaccinating, Prayut Chan, Opas Karnkawinwong, Anutin Charnvirakul Organizations: CNN, Rights Watch, HRW, Department of Disease Locations: Bangkok, Thailand, Nonthaburi, Chiang, Chiang Mai, Covid, Asia, Bangkok's Laksi, Phuket
JERUSALEM — One of the world's best-known human rights groups said Tuesday that Israel is guilty of the international crimes of apartheid and persecution because of discriminatory policies toward Palestinians within its own borders and in the occupied territories. Israel adamantly rejects that characterization, saying its Arab minority enjoys full civil rights. Human Rights Watch “is known to have a long-standing anti-Israel agenda,” the Foreign Ministry said. A view of the West Bank Jewish settlement of Ma'ale Efrayim in the Jordan Valley in June last year. Kontorovich, voicing a common Israeli criticism, accused HRW of unfairly singling Israel out and trying to delegitimize it.
Persons: Israel, , , Omar Shakir, Obama, ” Shakir, ” Israel, HRW, ” Israel's, Eugene Kontorovich, Oded Organizations: Rights Watch, West Bank, Hamas, NBC, Human Rights Watch, International Criminal Court, Human Rights, Foreign Ministry, Palestinian Authority, West, Rights Locations: JERUSALEM, New York, Israel, Gaza, Bank, Israeli, Ma'ale, Jordan, West Bank, Jerusalem, Palestinian
REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman/File PhotoAn international rights watchdog accused Israel on Tuesday of pursuing policies of apartheid and persecution against Palestinians - and against its own Arab minority - that amount to crimes against humanity. New York-based Human Rights Watch published a 213-page report which, it said, was not aimed at comparing Israel with apartheid-era South Africa but rather at assessing "whether specific acts and policies" constitute apartheid as defined under international law. The report's author, HRW Israel and Palestine Director Omar Shakir, was expelled from Israel in 2019 over accusations he backs BDS. Palestinians seek the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem, areas captured in the 1967 conflict, for a future state. Under interim peace deals with Israel, Palestinians have limited self-rule in the West Bank; Hamas runs Gaza.
Persons: Mohamad Torokman, Israel, Michael Biton, HRW's, HRW, Omar Shakir, Shakir, Mahmoud, Benjamin Netanyahu Organizations: West Bank, REUTERS, Rights Watch, Israel, Criminal Court, ICC, Strategic, Palestinian, BDS, Reuters, HRW, Authority, Hamas, Palestinian Authority, West, Thomson Locations: Kafr Qaddum, New York, Israel, Africa, Gaza, Palestinian, Rome, HRW's Israel, HRW Israel, Palestine, West Bank, East Jerusalem
REUTERS/Oredje NarcisseRebel forces set their sights on Chad's capital N'Djamena on Wednesday following the battlefield death of President Idriss Deby, threatening to bring more disruption to a country vital to international efforts to combat Islamist militants in Africa. Authorities imposed a nightly curfew and closed land and air borders after Deby's death was announced. FACT rejected the military's transition plan and said they would press on with their offensive on the capital. His death, which Paris described as the loss of a courageous friend, poses questions about stability in the region and inside Chad itself. "The potentially explosive consequences of President Déby’s death cannot be underestimated – both for the future of Chad and across the region," Human Rights Watch said in a statement.
Persons: Idriss Deby, Deby, Mahamat Idriss Deby, Chad, Déby’s, HRW Organizations: REUTERS, Africa . Schools, Authorities, FACT, Islamic, Rights Watch, Thomson Locations: Chad, N'djamena, N'Djamena, Africa, Libya, Concord, Lake Chad Basin, al Qaeda, Islamic State, Sahel, France, Paris, New York
China is arbitrarily detaining up to 1 million people in Xinjiang, Human Rights Watch said Monday. The group said China is justifying its repression in the language of a "global war on terrorism." In a 53-page indictment of the Chinese state, Human Rights Watch detailed a policy of mass incarceration, torture, disappearances, and cultural erasure in Xinjiang. Refugees and human rights groups have provided evidence of those means. The group is calling on the UN Human Rights Council to launch an inquiry into China's actions.
Persons: HRW, Sophie Richardson, Xinjiang —, Insider's Alexandra Ma, Beth Van Schaack, Biden, , Richardson Organizations: Human Rights Watch, Embassy, Stanford Center for Human Rights, International, Convention, United, UN Human Rights Council Locations: China, Xinjiang, Beijing, Kunming, Thailand, United States, United Nations
DOUALA (Reuters) - Cameroon security forces have arrested, threatened or assaulted at least 24 people since February in a ramped-up crackdown on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT+) people, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Wednesday. The rights group said recent documented accounts of abuse, including that of a 17-year old boy, point to an overall rise of police action against LGBT+ people in Cameroon, where same-sex relations are criminalised. HRW said it shared its report with Cameroon’s justice, and defence ministries, and the head of police. “These recent arrests and abuses raise serious concerns about a new upsurge in anti-LGBT persecution in Cameroon,” Neela Ghoshal, associate LGBT rights director at Human Rights Watch said in a statement. “The law criminalizing same-sex conduct puts LGBT people at a heightened risk of being mistreated, tortured, and assaulted without any consequences for the abusers,” Ghoshal said.
Persons: Roland Mouthe, , ” Neela Ghoshal, ” Ghoshal Organizations: Rights Watch, HRW, Human Rights Watch Locations: DOUALA, Cameroon, Douala, Cameroon’s, Loic
Maputo, Mozambique (CNN) Heavy fighting continued into Saturday around the northern town of Palma in Mozambique, which was attacked by Islamist insurgents on Wednesday, according to multiple sources contacted by CNN. Thousands of people have fled Palma after the attack on Wednesday, according to human rights groups, while the fate of dozens of people who had taken refuge in a local hotel remains unclear. Among the people visible in the video from the hotel compound, at least 20 appeared to be foreign workers. In the video recorded Thursday, he said: "We have been under attack since yesterday ... We've been under cross-fire for 24 hours. One Mozambican who had been at the hotel described the situation in Palma as "complete chaos."
Persons: Palma, We've, LUSA, Dewa, HRW, Al, It's Al, Jasmine Opperman, Cabo Delgado, Alexandre Raymakers, Maplecroft, Raymakers, ASWJ Organizations: CNN, ISIS, Rights Watch, French, Total, Helicopters, Portuguese Foreign Ministry, South, Human Rights Watch, Islamic, HRW, Mozambique's Defense, Mozambican, Senior Locations: Maputo, Mozambique, Palma, Mozambican, Pemba, Portuguese, Africa, Shabaab, Somali, Central Africa Province, Cabo, Mocimboa da, Mozambique's, Cabo Delgado
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil’s right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro has tried to sabotage efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 in his country and pursued policies that undermine the rights of Brazilians, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro looks on as he adjusts his protective face mask during a ceremony launching a program to expand access to credit at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, August 19, 2020. HRW said Bolsonaro has also undermined women’s rights, lashed out at reporters and civil society groups, and stigmatized and bullied independent Brazilian media. “The Supreme Court and other institutions have helped to protect Brazilians and to block many, although not all, of Bolsonaro’s anti-rights policies. “Bolsonaro is one of those friendly autocrats that (President Donald) Trump cozied up to,” said HRW executive director Kenneth Roth.
Persons: Jair Bolsonaro, Adriano Machado, Joe Biden, Bolsonaro, lockdowns, HRW, , , Anna Livia Arida, Donald, Trump, Kenneth Roth Organizations: Reuters, Human Rights Watch, REUTERS, European Union, U.S, HRW’s Locations: BRASILIA, COVID, Brazil, Brasilia, Washington, United States, HRW’s Brazil, London
LIMA (Reuters) - Peruvian national police committed "multiple abuses" against mostly peaceful demonstrators in November as they protested "the very questionable removal" of then-President Martin Vizcarra here, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Thursday. The New York-based rights group urged interim President Francisco Sagasti, Congress and police commanders to adopt reforms to ensure officers respect the right of peaceful assembly. Two protesters were killed and over 200 injured, some seriously, in demonstrations between Nov. 9 and 15, HRW said in a statement. “Witness statements and other evidence Human Rights Watch collected indicate that police repeatedly used excessive force against protesters,” the rights group said. In Sagasti’s inauguration speech on Nov. 17, he promised justice to the victims of abuse at the hands of police.
Persons: Martin Vizcarra, Francisco Sagasti, HRW, , Vizcarra, ensnared, Sagasti, Jose Miguel Vivanco, Organizations: Reuters, Peruvian, Rights Watch, The, Watch, HRW Locations: LIMA, The New York, Congress, Lima
The group walked onto the road to block traffic to protest the re-election of Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara. The president says a protester with a small pistol was to blame, though no one has been arrested. Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara says he does not understand why many Ivorians are upset he decided to run for a third term in office. Yacouba Doumbia, president of the Ivorian Human Rights Movement, tells CNN that his country's judicial system is hardly independent either. Can you imagine in America if former President Obama decided to run for a third term in your country?"
Persons: Alassane Ouattara, Ouattara, Witnesses, Jim Wormington, Ouattara doesn't, Ivorians, Ivory Coast's, They're, I'm, George Washington, it's, Doumbia, Laurent Gbagbo, Guillaume Soro, Gbagbo, Soro, Donald Trump, Biden, Ivory, Macron, Obama, they're, Kobi Annan, Ouattara's Organizations: CNN, Human Rights Watch, HRW, Defence Forces, United Nations, Carter Center, Ivory, Ivorian Human Rights, Amnesty International, Facebook, Jeune Afrique, Democracy Locations: Ivory Coast, Ellibou, Daoukro, France, Abidjan, Ivorian, Cote d'Ivoire, Paris, Brussels, Gbagbo, America, Ghana
BEIJING (Reuters) - A leaked list of more than 2,000 ethnic Uighur detainees in China’s Xinjiang suggests the government used an expansive data collection project to arbitrarily detain Uighurs in the region, according to U.S. rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW). The list from 2018 includes the names of Xinjiang Uighurs, phone numbers and reasons for detention in China’s camp system, including studying the Koran, wearing religious clothing or travelling internationally. It “provides further insights into how China’s brutal repression of Xinjiang’s Turkic Muslims is being turbocharged by technology”, she said. Human Rights Watch did not identify the source of the list, citing the person’s safety. The rights group said the list is further evidence that the government selected Xinjiang Uighurs for detention based on religion, personal relationships, contact with overseas relatives and even age.
Persons: Uighurs, Thomas Peter The, , Maya Wang, Organizations: Human Rights Watch, REUTERS, HRW, Human Rights, Reuters, Rights Watch Locations: BEIJING, Xinjiang, Yining, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China, Aksu
Similarly, an Islamic faith healer in northern Nigeria told HRW that he whips patients, leaving scars on their body, as a way to 'treat' them. She also added there aren't enough mental health professionals in the country, making it difficult to access mental health care. And if someone lives in such areas without mental health care, of course, they will find alternatives for care like traditional healers or churches," Dr. Orjinta explained. Under the act, people with mental health conditions are allowed to be detained, even without the provision of medical treatment. I want it to be respectful and accommodate the rights of persons with mental health conditions," she told CNN.
Persons: Alvan Godwin, Godwin, Godwin's, Nancy Orjinta, Orjinta, Muhammadu Buhari, Hauwa Organizations: CNN, Integrative, Global Health, Christian, Human Rights Watch, HRW, Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Nigerian Medicine Journal, Health Organization, Mental, Lagos, Abuja, CNN Locations: Lagos, Nigeria, Kaduna, Nigeria's, Abuja, Africa, However, Africa
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