VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – December 04, 2014

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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines.​ Today: Human Rights Watch finds many Indian women and girls with psychosocial disorders or intellectual disabilities are forced into mental institutions and mistreated, Pakistan’s ‘disco mullah’ accused of blasphemy, mental ward patients in eastern Ukraine left to their own devices, and the EU’s top court bans invasive tests for gay asylum seekers.

INDIA
Report Warns Some Women and Girls Forced Into Mental Institutions
Human Rights Watch details cases of verbal, physical and sexual abuse at overcrowded and unsanitary facilities across the country.

PAKISTAN
‘Disco Mullah’ Accused of Blasphemy
Police are investigating whether Junaid Jamshed insulted a wife of the Prophet Muhammad by using her as an example to illustrate the shortcomings of a woman.

UKRAINE
Mental Ward Patients Outside Luhansk Left With Little to Survive
Very few hospital workers stayed to care for the nearly 350 patients. They are low on medication and the hospital has no heat, electricity, or running water.

EUROPEAN UNION
Top Court Bans Invasive Sexuality Tests for Asylum Seekers
Many EU member states have faced criticism for using intrusive questioning and pornographic material to corroborate sexual orientation claims.

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