Re: terms (Psychiatrists, State,Liberty and Schizophrenia)

Errol Back-Cunningham (
30 Sep 1996 00:01:23 GMT

The real point: Questions for the current South African government,
the ANC, The Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and the South
African Medical and Dental Council:

1) To what extent did South African psychiatrists, psychologists
and doctors co-operate with or aid the the previous apartheid
governments so-called dirty tricks department in targetting,
profiling, victimising, harrassing, torturing dissidents within
that regime?

2) Were any dissidents committed to mental institutions while
claiming to be victims of an orchestrated campaign by the state?

3) Has anything been done to identify such individuals and review
their case histories?

4) Is there any reason to believe that dissidents were at all subject
to chemical experimentation by the people that supplied Gen.
Lothar Neethling with the substances that he has been alleged to
have used?