Drugged and Detained: China's Psychiatric Prisons Executive Summary

This executive summary of Drugged and Detained: China’s psychiatric prisons outlines the report’s key findings: China is still sending human rights defenders to psychiatric hospital for compulsory treatment without medical justification to silence, intimidate and isolate them. More than 140 psychiatric detentions were documented through interviews with local NGOs and media from between 2015 and 2021, to reveal a picture of torment and abuse with some prisoners locked up on wards for years, sent back repeatedly, beaten and subjected to painful electroshock treatment.