Read more about the article “The choice between psych hospital and prison is highly questionable.” Political prisoner Aleksei Onoshkin on his confinement in a psychiatric hospital
Memorial recognized Aleksei Onoshkin as a political prisoner.

“The choice between psych hospital and prison is highly questionable.” Political prisoner Aleksei Onoshkin on his confinement in a psychiatric hospital

Aleksei Onoshkin. Photo: Memorial 13 January 2024 by Andrei Presnyakov Source: Spektr.press Political activist Aleksei Onoshkin has been held at Clinical Psychiatric Hospital No. 1 in Nizhny Novgorod since early…

Continue Reading“The choice between psych hospital and prison is highly questionable.” Political prisoner Aleksei Onoshkin on his confinement in a psychiatric hospital

Peter Reddaway and Robert van Voren on the call by Semyon Gluzman and Irina Pinchuk for the World Psychiatric Association to suspend the Russian Society of Psychiatrists. A response to Aleksandr Podrabinek

Peter Reddaway Robert van Voren 9 May 2022 by Peter Reddaway and Robert van Voren This article is a response to 'On a duplicitous appeal' by Aleksandr Podrabinek, published on…

Continue ReadingPeter Reddaway and Robert van Voren on the call by Semyon Gluzman and Irina Pinchuk for the World Psychiatric Association to suspend the Russian Society of Psychiatrists. A response to Aleksandr Podrabinek

Legal Case of the Week: Aleksandr Gabyshev confined to a psychiatric hospital nearly 3,000 kilometers from his home

Week-ending 8 October 2021 On 4 October 2021 it became known that Yakut shaman Aleksandr Gabyshev has been transferred to a psychiatric hospital in Novosibirsk, where he is detained and…

Continue ReadingLegal Case of the Week: Aleksandr Gabyshev confined to a psychiatric hospital nearly 3,000 kilometers from his home

Person of the Week: Aleksandr Gabyshev confined indefinitely to a psychiatric hospital.

Wee-ending 24 September 2021 On 23 September 2021 a court decision came into force indefinitely confining Siberian shaman, Aleksandr Gabyshev, to a psychiatric ward for 'intensive treatment' on the grounds…

Continue ReadingPerson of the Week: Aleksandr Gabyshev confined indefinitely to a psychiatric hospital.

Quote for the Week. Amnesty International: “That is the second instance of Aleksandr Gabyshev facing punitive psychiatry.”

Week-ending 17 September 2021 "That is the second instance of Aleksandr Gabyshev facing punitive psychiatry, after he was arbitrarily placed in a psychiatric institution between 12 May and 22 July…

Continue ReadingQuote for the Week. Amnesty International: “That is the second instance of Aleksandr Gabyshev facing punitive psychiatry.”

Person of the Week: Aleksandr Gabyshev confined to psychiatric hospital

Week-ending 30 July 2021 On 26 July 2021 Yakutsk city court ruled that Aleksandr Gabyshev, a shaman who has been stopped several times by police as he walked to Moscow…

Continue ReadingPerson of the Week: Aleksandr Gabyshev confined to psychiatric hospital

Legal Case of the Week: Supreme Court of Yakutia upholds compulsory confinement of Aleksandr Gabyshev in a psychiatric hospital

Week-ending 12 March 2021 This week the Supreme Court of Yakutia upheld the compulsory confinement in a psychiatric clinic of Aleksandr Gabyshev, a shaman from Siberia who has tried on…

Continue ReadingLegal Case of the Week: Supreme Court of Yakutia upholds compulsory confinement of Aleksandr Gabyshev in a psychiatric hospital