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.
This man is not allowed to go out from this cage.
Keepers call this as his permanent home.
This girl’s name is Evi, she has hallucinations.
Her parents sent her to this place at the age of 15, they paid for the wooden bed and Islamic approach to her treatment.
There is no actual housing, in this picture you can clearly see.
..how these people are kept in a cage, where the men and women are isolated by a wire wall.
Prayers are done for the whole day and night.
..patients have to drink some herbal drinks, pray, and then they vomit and, in the end, they enter a hypnotic trance.
Since 10 years, this woman was held in a room without a window.
..and without food. And then her condition is so pathetic that she can’t even stand.
Keeping patients in cage is the common practice.
There is no support from the government.
Lack of food is what these people have to face every day.
Not only food, there is lack of clothes and social interactions
When there are no food and clothes, then how can anybody..
..expect the maintenance.
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