Political abuse of psychiatry
Political abuse of psychiatry is the misuse of psychiatry, including diagnosis, detention, and treatment for the purposes of obstructing the fundamental human rights of certain groups and individuals ...
Political abuse of psychiatry in Russia
Political abuse of psychiatry is the purported misuse of psychiatric diagnosis, detention and treatment for the purposes of obstructing the fundamental human rights of certain groups and individuals i...
Leon Jaworski
Leonidas "Leon" Jaworski (September 19, 1905 – December 9, 1982) was the second special prosecutor during the Watergate Scandal. He was appointed to that position on November 1, 1973, soon after the S...
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History of Falun Gong
Falun Gong, also called Falun Dafa, is a spiritual practice that combines the practice of meditation with the moral philosophy articulated by its founder, Li Hongzhi. It emerged on the public radar in...
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Freedom of religion in the People's Republic of China
Freedom of religion in China is provided for by the country's constitution, with an important caveat. Namely, the government protects what it calls "normal religious activity," defined in practice as ...
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Falun (symbol)
The Falun (法輪) symbol pictured is used as an emblem by the Falun Gong spiritual group. The term translates literally as "law wheel." Other representations of the Falun (dharma wheel, or Dharmacakra in...
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Hukou system
A hukou is a record in the system of household registration required by law in both countries of the mainland communist People's Republic of China (PRC) and the democratic industrialized island nation...
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Serbsky Center
The Serbsky State Scientific Center for Social and Forensic Psychiatry (Russian: Госуда́рственный нау́чный центр социа́льной и суде́бной психиатри́и им. В. П. Се́рбского) is a psychiatric hospital...
Andreas Rett
Andreas Rett (January 2, 1924 in Fürth, Bavaria; died April 25, 1997 in Vienna) was an Austrian neurologist and author. Rett received many awards, including the Grand Decoration of Honour for Services...
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Drapetomania
Drapetomania was a supposed mental illness described by American physician Samuel A. Cartwright in 1851 that caused black slaves to flee captivity. Today, drapetomania is considered an example of pseu...
Falun Gong in Hong Kong
Falun Gong is a spiritual practice taught by Li Hongzhi. Practicing Falun Gong or protesting on its behalf is forbidden in Mainland China, yet the practice remains legal in Hong Kong, which has greate...
Semyon Gluzman
Semyon Fishelevich Gluzman (Ukrainian: Семе́н Фі́шельович Глу́зман, Russian: Семён Фи́шелевич Глу́зман; born 1946) is a Ukrainian psychiatrist, human rights activist, the president and founder...
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Falun Gong
Falun Gong or Falun Dafa (literally means "Dharma Wheel Practice" or "Law Wheel Practice") is a Chinese spiritual discipline for mind and body. It combines meditation and qigong exercises with a moral...
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Fazhengnian
Fazhengnian (simplified Chinese: 发正念; traditional Chinese: 發正念; pinyin: Fā Zhèng Niàn; literally "sending forth righteous thoughts") is a meditation ritual practiced in Falun Gong (Falun D...
Psikhushka
Psikhushka (Russian: психушка; [pʲsʲɪˈxuʂkə]) is a Russian ironic diminutive for psychiatric hospital. In Russia, the word entered everyday vocabulary. It has been occasionally used in English sin...
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Homosexuality in China
The existence of homosexuality in China has been well documented since ancient times. According to one study, homosexuality in China was regarded as a normal facet of life in China, prior to the Weste...
Struggle against political abuse of psychiatry in the Soviet Union
In the Soviet Union, systematic political abuse of psychiatry took place and was based on the interpretation of political dissent as a psychiatric problem. It was called "psychopathological mechanisms...
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Dina Kaminskaya
Dina Isaakovna Kaminskaya (13 January 1919, - 7 July 2006) was a lawyer and human rights activist in the Soviet Union who was forced to emigrate in 1977 to avoid arrest. She and her husband moved to ...
Falun Gong outside the People's Republic of China
Falun Gong, a qigong practice that combines meditation with the moral philosophy articulated by founder Li Hongzhi, first began spreading widely in China in 1992. Li's first lectures outside mainland ...
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Yuri Savenko
Yuri Sergeevich Savenko (Russian: Ю́рий Серге́евич Саве́нко) is a Russian psychiatrist, the president since 1989 of the Independent Psychiatric Association of Russia. He is also a member of the Co...
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Lothar Kreyssig
Lothar Kreyssig (October 30, 1898 – July 6, 1986) was a German judge during the Weimar and Nazi era. He was the only German judge who attempted to stop the Action T4 euthanasia program, an interventio...
Sluggish schizophrenia
Sluggish schizophrenia or slow progressive schizophrenia (Russian: вялотеку́щая шизофрени́я, vyalotekushchaya shizofreniya) is an independent diagnostic category that is characterized by a slowly ...
Viktor Nekipelov
Viktor Aleksandrovich Nekipelov (Russian: Виктор Александрович Некипелов; September 29, 1928 Harbin, China - July 1, 1989 Paris) was a Russian poet, writer, Soviet dissident, member of the Moscow ...
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Vladimir Bukovsky
Vladimir Konstantinovich Bukovsky (Russian: Влади́мир Константи́нович Буко́вский; born December 30, 1942) is a leading member of the dissident movement of the 1960s and 1970s, writer, neurophysio...
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Andrei Snezhnevsky
Andrei Vladimirovich Snezhnevsky (Russian: Андре́й Влади́мирович Снежне́вский) (7 (20) May 1904, Kostroma – 12 July 1987, Moscow) was a Soviet psychiatrist whose name was lent to the unbridled bro...
Zhou Xuan
Zhou Xuan (August 1, 1918 or 1920 – September 22, 1957), also romanized as Chow Hsuan, was an iconic Chinese singer and film actress. By the 1940s, she had become one of China's seven great sing...
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Ankang (asylum)
Ankang (Chinese: 安康) is a name shared by a number of psychiatric hospitals or asylums in China. The term literally means "peace and health [for the mentally ill]". Many of these institutions are p...
Natan Sharansky
Natan Sharansky (Hebrew: נתן שרנסקי‎; Russian: Натан Щаранский, Natan Shcharansky; born 20 January 1948) is a Soviet-born Israeli politician, human rights activist and author who spent nine ...
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Organ harvesting in the People's Republic of China
Organ transplantation in China has taken place since the 1960s, and is one of the largest organ transplant programmes in the world, peaking at over 13,000 transplants a year in 2004. China is also inv...