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Mental health patients detained in hospital wards for up to 21 years

 Library image. One patient at Birmingham and Solihull mental health NHS foundation trust spent 7,914 days – more than 21 years – in one of the wards. Photograph: Christopher Thomond/The Guardian A patient locked in a secure ward for more than 21 years is among hundreds of people with mental health problems being kept in what one MP has called “old-style asylums” in NHS hospitals, an investigation can reveal. Keeping people in so-called “locked rehabilitation wards” has been condemned as “outdated and sometimes institutionalised care”, by the NHS watchdog, with many patients…

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Manipur Journalist Detained for “Abusing” PM Modi, BJP On Social Media

The journalist’s lawyer will appeal against his detention in court. New Delhi:  A television journalist has been detained for criticising Manipur’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government on social media under a law intended to ensure national security, leading to protests in national capital New Delhi. He will remain in custody for a year, the highest period of detention permitted under the National Security Act (NSA), a government statement read. Kishorechandra Wangkhem, 39, was working for a television channel in the the northeastern state last month when he uploaded several video…

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