ROMANIA VIOLATES RIGHTS OF INFANTS AND CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
MDRI investigators found emaciated children, starving and near death, at the adult psychiatric facility in Braila. Several teenagers weighed less than 30 lbs.
Mental Disability Rights International (MDRI), has found children with disabilities hidden and wasting away, near death, in Romania's adult psychiatric facilities. A report released by MDRI, Hidden Suffering: Romania's Segregation and Abuse of Infants and Children with Disabilities, describes teenagers weighing no more than 27 pounds. Some children are tied down with bedsheets, their arms and legs twisted and left to atrophy. [continue reading...]