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Dr. Irmansyah

Pasung, physically restraining people with mental illnesses, remains common in Indonesia, especially in low-income families. Although the full extent of pasung use remains unknown, enough cases have come to light for local governments in Indonesia to develop programs for assisting patients who have been freed.