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szdaily -> China
Gay man wins conversion therapy case
    2017-July-6  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

A GAY man in Central China has successfully sued a mental hospital over forced conversion therapy.

A court in Zhumadian in Henan Province ordered a city mental hospital to publish a public apology in local newspapers and pay the 38-year-old 5,000 yuan (US$735) compensation, according to a copy of the June 26 judgment.

The man, surnamed Yu, had been forcibly admitted to the institution in 2015 by his wife and relatives and diagnosed with “sexual preference disorder,” court documents show.

He was forced to take medicine and receive injections before finally walking free after 19 days.

The court did not weigh in on the practice of gay conversion therapy or account for Yu’s sexual orientation. The court said forcing Yu into a mental institution if he did not pose a danger to himself or others amounted to “infringing on the plaintiff’s right to individual freedom.”

(SD-Agencies)

 

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