Chained and Locked Up in Somaliland

(Self-shooting producer); AL JAZEERA ENGLISH – 'Chained in Somaliland' (Photographer)

People in Somaliland with mental health conditions – rates of which are believed to be high – are increasingly forced into institutions, where they face serious abuses. Chaining, often for months on end, is widespread. I travelled to Hargeisa to document their situation for Human Rights Watch using video and photo to run alongside their October 2015 report ‘Chained Like Prisoners’: Abuses Against People with Psychosocial Disabilities in Somaliland. Al Jazeera English also published some of my material from the trip as a photo gallery