A man users wire cutters to free Xu from the shackles around his ankles. A hospital has agreed to assess his mental health state and provide a rehabilitation programme for him. Photo: Handout A man users wire cutters to free Xu from the shackles around his ankles. A hospital has agreed to assess his mental health state and provide a rehabilitation programme for him. Photo: Handout
A man users wire cutters to free Xu from the shackles around his ankles. A hospital has agreed to assess his mental health state and provide a rehabilitation programme for him. Photo: Handout

Chinese man with mental health problems freed after 17 years spent shackled in a shed

56-year-old from poor family regains his freedom after hospital offers to treat him free of charge

Topic |   China Society
A man users wire cutters to free Xu from the shackles around his ankles. A hospital has agreed to assess his mental health state and provide a rehabilitation programme for him. Photo: Handout A man users wire cutters to free Xu from the shackles around his ankles. A hospital has agreed to assess his mental health state and provide a rehabilitation programme for him. Photo: Handout
A man users wire cutters to free Xu from the shackles around his ankles. A hospital has agreed to assess his mental health state and provide a rehabilitation programme for him. Photo: Handout
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