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UN Expert Says Donors Should Stop Funding Drug Detention Centers

(Geneva) –A United Nations report about torture and other abuses in healthcare settings points to the need for donors to withdraw funds to compulsory drug detention centers, Human Rights Watch and Harm Reduction International said today. The report was…
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UN, Donors Should Push for Immediate Closure and Community-Based Services

(New York) – Hundreds of thousands of people identified as drug users in China and across Southeast Asia are held without due process in centers where they may be subjected to torture, and physical and sexual violence in the name of “treatment,” Human…
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Suspend US Funding at Abusive Detention Facility

(Bangkok) – United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton should call for the immediate release of detainees at the Somsanga drug detention center in her meeting with Lao Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong, Human Rights Watch said today. Clinton is…
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 was not happy there, I wanted to go out all the time.
 
 
 —Pacheek, a child when released

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US, UN, Other Donors Finance ‘Treatment’ Center

(Bangkok) – Police and local militia in Vientiane, the capital of Lao PDR, are forcibly detaining people who use drugs in a so-called treatment center where they risk beatings and other abuse, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Homeless…
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Police and local militia in Vientiane, the capital of Laos, are forcibly detaining people who use drugs in a so-called treatment centre where the detainees risk beatings and other abuse, according to a Human Rights Watch report released today.
 
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 Police and local militia in Vientiane, the capital of Lao PDR, are forcibly detaining people who use drugs in a so-called treatment center where they risk beatings and other abuse.
 
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