Torture and the UN Declaration of Human Rights of the Disabled

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Torture does not only apply to those who are prisoners of war but also to all persons who are kept imprisoned, including those in mental health institutions, and rehabilitation treatment centers where disabled, children and elderly persons are detained, isolated from the outside world and dependent on their captors. 

In Annex IV to the Declaration, Theresia Degener stated "It is no secret that the most vulnerable members of society [lately those identified as Muslim or "illegal aliens"] are most likely to be affected by torture and ill treatment. While the average non-disabled white man is only vulnerable when deprived of his freedom and weapons, most persons with disabilities are vulnerable everywhere and at all times."

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