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December 31st, 2017
О подавлении в Германии psychiatry violence https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsykVkOW7Gs
Once a feared tool for persecuting dissents, psychiatry has itself become a victim, struggling against pressure and harassment by both officials and organized crime groups, a top forensic psychiatric expert said.
"It’s a rare year that passes without a forensic psychiatrist being killed," said Tatyana Dmitriyeva, the director of the Serbsky Center for Forensic Psychiatry, who recalled being driven to work in an armored vehicle under protection of a SWAT team.
Forensic psychiatrists are the experts who judge whether a defendant is mentally fit to assume responsibility for the alleged crime he or she has committed. Dmitriyeva said Friday that the 400 forensic psychiatrists working in the provinces regularly face threats from those who are unhappy with their verdicts — both local authorities and people from the underworld.
"Most experts live in small towns where every step is visible, and the authorities can easily put pressure on them," Dmitriyeva said. "They receive regular threats, and have no protection at all."
Moscow’s Serbsky Center, the top expert body in the field, has also faced threats. Dmitriyeva said she had to arrange for armed guards after receiving a warning that a criminal organization was plotting to free one of its men held in the center.
Security measures at the center resemble those at a maximum-security prison. After his arrest by security services, Chechen warlord Salman Raduyev was carried from one building in the center to another in an armored vehicle for fear of snipers, Dmitriyeva said.
The center’s experts found Raduyev fully sane after a day of tests, despite the widespread belief that several wounds to the head had resulted in mental damage.
"We found his skull mangled and fastened with metal plates, but his brain was intact and he had a remarkably high intellect," Dmitriyeva said.
He remains imprisoned in Moscow’s Lefortovo Prison, awaiting trial.
Russia currently has seven maximum-security hospitals … http://www.themoscowtimes.com/sitemap/free/2001/2/article/once-feared-forensic-psychiatry-now-victim/255542.html