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Aceh still practices punishment with shackles

Tempo - January 7, 2018

Jakarta (Antara) – In this day of age, punishment with shackles still exists. Social Worker Association (IPSM) recently found such a practice in Aceh province.

Fauzi Murtala (27), a resident of Baktiya district, North Aceh Regency, suffered a mental disorder in a devastating condition in which he was put in shackles and alienated.

"Fauzi was put in shackles and alienated since he often hit people around him including his own family," North Aceh IPSM chairman Muktaruddin said on Saturday (6/1).

IPSM with his team met Murtala on Saturday afternoon after the victim's wherebouts was informed. He explained that the victim was in a devastating condition in a shack without walls.

"When we came to see him, he was eating grass on the place he was shackled. This is tragic," Muktaruddin said and verified by his vice chairman Akmal Daud.

IPSM explained that they have coordinated with the victim's family and public health center of the district. Furthermore, Baktiya Community Health Center head Ibnu Khaldun said that the victim suffers from schizophrenia paranoid and was brought to mental hospital.

Khaldun explained that he will be taken gain to mental hospital in Banda Aceh for further treatment.

Source: https://en.tempo.co/read/news/2018/01/07/055914623/Aceh-Still-Practices-Punishment-with-Shackles