Laurie Ahern

Laurie Ahern, of MDRI-Mental Disability Rights International, a U.S.-based human rights group attends a press conference, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007, in Belgrade, Serbia. Scenes of horror are chronicled in a report released Wednesday, by Mental Disability Rights International, that alleges systematic abuse of mentally disabled patients in Serbia’s psychiatric hospitals and social care institutions. The report could not be independently verified as The Associated Press was not given permission to visit the institutions. (AP Photo/Srdjan Ilic)