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Ghana: Chaining People with Mental Health Conditions Persists

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image In one traditional healing center in Ghana, Human Rights Watch found 22 men in a dark, stifling room, all of them with chains, no longer than half a meter, around their ankles. One man said: “Please help us. We have a human right to freedom.”     © 2022 Shantha Rau Barriga/Human Rights Watch (Abuja) – Ghana’s government has taken inadequate steps to end the chaining and inhumane treatment of people with real or perceived mental health conditions – psychosocial disabilities – in faith-based and traditional healing centers despite a 2017 ban on such treatment, Human Rights…

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