Communication

Brazil

2017-01-24

Country: Brazil
City / Location: States of Rio de Janeiro and of Minas Gerais
Period / Date: 1998 (earliest case) - to date
Subject: Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention and discrimination on the basis of disability of more than 500 persons with psychosocial disabilities in conflict with the law who have been placed under “security measures” in the States of Minas Gerais and Rio de Janeiro, which entails institutionalization in Custody Hospitals for Psychiatric Treatment or deprivation of liberty in regular detention centers where they lack access to adequate healthcare and in general detention conditions are unsatisfactory, which may amount to cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment or punishment.
Number of identified alleged victims: 11

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