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IN People ON 08 Mar, 2016
Indonesia, a popular destination for many Southeast Asians, Chinese and Europeans. But, apart from this only few outsider or maybe none of them aware of the darkest part of this country.
Pasung is a method in which shackles, rope, wooden stocks, cages, are used for the locking of people in confined spaces. According to the law of Indonesia, such restraints were banned in 1977, but this is still extensively practiced in this country. An American photographer Andrea Star Reese revealed the condition of Indonesia’s mental health in her 2013 documentary “Disorder.” The pictures down here is not only disturbing but it is also horrifying to see the pain of these people.
Her parents sent her to this place at the age of 15, they paid for the wooden bed and Islamic approach to her treatment.
..how these people are kept in a cage, where the men and women are isolated by a wire wall.
..patients have to drink some herbal drinks, pray, and then they vomit and, in the end, they enter a hypnotic trance.
..and without food. And then her condition is so pathetic that she can't even stand.
On right, the leg of this person have been in restraints for 9 years.
.. Now he's 40, can't speak and lives with his brother who's also mentally impaired.