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CCHR Testifies at Govt Inquiry into Lake Alice Electroshock Torture of Hundreds of Children & Acknowledged as Heroes for Exposing This

By CCHR International, June 16, 2021

300 NZ children were tortured with electroshock at Lake Alice Psychiatric Hospital between 1972 and 1978. Their horrific abuse—described by one expert as similar to Gestapo torture—continued, as NZ psychiatrists, medical and government authorities ignored their pleas. However, the watchdog, CCHR, believed them and acted, leading to the UN Committee on Torture demanding the NZ Govt. investigate. That investigation started in June 2021, where CCHR was praised as heroes, for working with victims to get justice finally after 45 years. It sends a message to U.S. authorities to stop similar coercive child abuse.

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