Monday, December 3, 2012

Abuse of inmates at a psychiatric hospital in Guatemala City

David Mercer has a short clip for Al Jazeera on recent investigations into abuse at a psychiatric hospital in Guatemalan City. The abuse was allegedly committed by hospital staff and by inmates from a prison adjacent to the hospital.

Randy Archibold of the New York Times had a write-up on the findings from Disability Rights International that made the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) act on the allegations. The commission said that conditions at the Federico Mora Hospital were "among the most troubling" but the problem is not unique to Guatemala.

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