Sunday, July 20, 2008

Parliament Asks for Investigation of Maltreatment of Mentally Handicapped

A majority of Parliament is demanding that Jet Bussemaker (Labor), the Deputy Minister of Public Health, starts an investigation of the abuse of the mentally handicapped. Clinical psychologist Aafke Scharloo says that foreign research shows that 50-60% of the mentally handicapped are regularly maltreated. She says that the situation in the Netherlands is no different from other countries and that institutions try to present the abuse as incidental.

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