Monday, September 1, 2008

Lawyer M Ravi held on further remand in IMH till Sep 15

Seelan Palay: This afternoon I was at the court case of my friend, local human rights lawyer M Ravi.

Ravi argued that he had his own private psychiatrist since 2006 who was the best person to evaluate him. He and his lawyer, Violet Netto, requested that he be allowed to consult his own psychiatrist instead of further remand at IMH. However, the request was denied and the judge ruled that Ravi will be further remanded in the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) for another two weeks until September 15.

He also spoke of how he felt his treatment at IMH was very degrading and that he was not given any food for the first two days of his stay there. No one other than family members are allowed to visit him.