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Australia: PM orders inquiry into juvenile prison abuse

Australia: PM orders inquiry into juvenile prison abuse
Wednesday 27
3:1 2016

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has ordered an inquiry into the treatment of children in detention after the airing of videos showing prison guards tear-gassing teenage inmates and strapping a half-naked, hooded-boy to a chair. Footage of the abuse of six aboriginal boys in a juvenile detention centre sparked renewed criticism of Australia's treatment of Aborigines and their high imprisonment rate. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) aired CCTV footage late on Monday of boys in a Northern Territory juvenile detention centre being stripped naked and held for long periods in solitary confinement. The CCTV video also showed guards mocking inmates, ...

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Summary: Footage from youth detention centre shows Aboriginal teens tear-gassed, stripped naked and chained to chairs.

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