Morocco's Health Minister has suggested a facility known for shackling, starving and beating mentally ill patients should be closed. Healers at the Bouya Omar shrine perform exorcisms on patients they say are possessed. At 19:30 GMT, we'll look at the challenges of respecting the rights of Morocco's mentally ill and honouring cultural traditions that suggest they're controlled by spirits.
In this episode of The Stream, we speak to:
Loubna Skalli Hanna
Professor, American University
Dr. Jallal Toufiq @ProfToufiq
Director, Ar-razi University Psychiatric Hospital
Facilitator, Association Marocaine des usagers de la psychiatrie talentum.ma
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