The primary targets of this practice were dissidents, activists the outspoken, those who tried to exercise their rights or those who wrote or published items that the state did not approve of and many many others. This practice was brought to the attention of the United Nations in 1969 and brought condemnation in 1972 though it did little to change what was happening. In 1991 with the collapse of the Soviet Union the issue was again examined in more depth and the practice does seem to have diminished though it does continue. Russia is not the only country to use this practice as it widely used across the globe in attempts to discredit whistleblowers, activists and all other manner of people.
However there seems to be a much larger agenda that has been slowly creeping into Western Society that is starting to reflect the methods used by the Soviet Union against its populations.
Is Western society slowly starting to implement many of the same criteria that allowed Soviet union psychiatrists to label many healthy individuals as mentally ill and what are going to be the effects of such methods to democracy and the ability of whistleblowers and political activists and as such to influence change in our society.
The following link explains how a NHS board , that was ironically supposed to encourage whistleblowers to come forward attempted to categorise a Whistleblower as mentally ill and suffering from paranoid schizophrenia for speaking out against the health board she worked for.
The modern phenomena of Gang Stalking uses methods described in other sections of this website which aims to harass an individual to the point of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual destruction. A variety of methods are used and if the Targeted Individual ever explains the experiences of what they have been subjected to to a mental health professional such as a psychiatrist they may well be categoried as being mentally ill and end up being institutionalised in a psychiatric facility. This following video clip describes some of the techniques that are used against Targeted Individuals.