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PalmyAnon
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« on: June 02, 2008, 04:22:03 PM »

Don't know if this is at all relevant / old news / whatever, but NZ CCHR surfaced on the net.

Context: CCHR propaganda was posted as news, enturb harpooned, CCHR joined in.
Link: http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/mostpopular.var.2310294.mostviewed.increase_in_electric_shock_treatments.php (Ctrl+F then Kevin Owen)

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Posted by: Kevin Owen, New Zealand on 9:21pm Sun 1 Jun 08
[bold]ELECTRIC SHOCK TREATMENT PAIN AND FRAUD IN THE NAME OF THERAPY[/bold] http://www.rehabilit atenz.co.nz/pages/el ectric-shock-treamen t.html "Electric shock should not be available as a choice just as thalidomide is not available to pregnant woman. After fifty years of practicing this hoax, psychiatrists are not likely to suddenly agree that it is harmful. As soon as they do, they know there would be a rush of criminal and civil suits from which they would never recover. Governments should outlaw it." Dr. Michael Chavin For more information contact: Citizens Commission on Human Rights? Ph/Fax 09 373 3897 PO Box 5257 Auckland http://www.cchr.org cchr@xtra.co.nz
ELECTRIC SHOCK TREATMENT
PAIN AND FRAUD IN THE
NAME OF THERAPY
http://www.rehabilit
atenz.co.nz/pages/el
ectric-shock-treamen
t.html

"Electric shock should not be available as a choice just as thalidomide is not available to pregnant woman. After fifty years of practicing this hoax, psychiatrists are not likely to suddenly agree that it is harmful. As soon as they do, they know there would be a rush of criminal and civil suits from
which they would never recover. Governments should outlaw it."

Dr. Michael Chavin

For more information contact:
Citizens Commission on
Human Rights?
Ph/Fax 09 373 3897
PO Box 5257 Auckland

http://www.cchr.org
cchr@xtra.co.nz

Again, might be old news, but Kevin Owen (poster of above) is an NZ Scientologist (likely CCHR staff?) - Proxy Condom - http://home.scientologist.org.nz/kevinowen/
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« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2008, 06:53:36 PM »

That link's not working for me, but this one does: http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/search/display.var.2310294.0.increase_in_electric_shock_treatments.php

I can't see any pro-cchr comments on there, but Kevon Owen is a known anti-'psych' troll. He runs the hideously-designed scilon propaganda site www.rehabilitationz.co.nz and lieks to spam indymedia articles on psychiatry/psychology/medicine. I don't know his exact involvement with CCHR.

Who is Dr. Michael Chavin?
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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2008, 11:15:42 AM »

Both links are the same, CCHR post is about half way through the comments.

Dr. Michael Chavin appears to be one of the experts that the CCHR quotes a lot to back up their claims. I can't find anything confirming his existence, just a bunch of quotes by him in CCHR stuff.
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« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2012, 04:05:04 PM »

                                    Electroshock figures more than double in NZ

 CCHR is concerned that electric shock treatment has more than doubled in the last year according to the latest statistics from the Director of Mental Health. Women receive more electroshock than men, including a fivefold increase in women aged 40-44 last year. In one area more than half were given without consent.

"We are appalled to see psychiatrists using more electroshock. This is a barbaric practice that should be relegated to the history books along with ice baths, organ removal and bloodletting," says Steve Green, director of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) a mental health victim rights NGO.

The Commission believe there should be far more restrictions placed on the treatment and in 2005 people signed a petition to have the treatment banned from being used on pregnant women, children and the elderly.

Electroshock was extensively reviewed at this time where it was found that many parts of the country kept poor clinical notes and the Director of Mental Health then required that a register of its use be kept for national audits.

CCHR has investigated many cases of ECT abuse, including it being given without consent and even using it as a form of torture and threat on uncooperative patients. They are urging people who know anyone who has undergone the treatment to contact the Commission, by emailing them at cchr@xtra.co.nz or phoning 0800 777 555.

Electroshock has been around since the 1930s when psychiatrists decided to use it on humans after seeing pigs go docile from huge shocks prior to slaughter. It is still highly controversial with no understanding why or how it might work. The intent is to create a grand mal seizure as it was originally thought that an epileptic was not schizophrenic or mentally ill. Even though this has been firmly discredited, psychiatrists today still administer shocks to create seizures, something competent medical doctors would advise strongly against.

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights has been assisting victims of mental health abuse in New Zealand for over 30 years, including uncovering the shocking and drugging of young children at the infamous Lake Alice Hospital in the late 1970s. Almost 200 of these victims have been paid $13 million in compensation and officially apologised by the NZ government. CCHR was cofounded in 1969 by the Church of Scientology and Dr. Thomas Szasz, Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus from the State University of New York Health Science Centre in Syracuse, New York.

http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/news/electroshock-figures-more-double-nz-003041327.html

Hey Steve...  Wanna know where you can find a shit load of mental health abuses...???

Ask Mike Ferriss to show you his files...
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« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2013, 07:07:01 AM »

                                          Industry of Death exhibit - DEAD!

    The Industry of Death exhibit used to come to town each year. Here is how it worked. Some public volunteer would have to find 4,000 sq.ft. of space to lease for one month. This task was daunting and impossible! NO ONE would lease the Cult any space for their monster museum. So they would end up in a remote location with no one coming to the exhibit. The public would have to donate money to pay the rent. A volunteer drove the truck around the country for no pay. CCHR - did nothing to support this.

    This is one of many of Scientology's "FAUX Front groups" - and they give the staff and public the "delusion" that CCHR and Scientology is doing something about the "psych abuse".

    The Church of Scientology and CCHR have stopped this activity - it is DEAD!!

    It may a good idea for us ex Scientologists to put together a CULT MOBILE - that travels from town to town with photos of Lisa McPherson and other poor souls that Scientology KILLED, destroyed, maimed and hurt!! Destroyed families, bankrupted people and ruined lives.

http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?29899-Industry-of-Death-exhibit-DEAD!
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