Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Australian Broadcasting Corporation shows images of abuse at detention centre

"Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has launched an inquiry following a video broadcast on national TV which showed children being tear gassed and strapped to chairs at a detention centre that has been likened to Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay."

"The footage, aired by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), showed CCTV video of children being detained at the Don Dale Youth Detention Centre in Darwin, in the far north of the country."

"The grim images show officers grabbing the neck of a boy named Dylan Voller and throwing him to the ground. He is then subsequently stripped naked. Another video shows Voller being tear gassed by correctional officers, who just seconds before can be heard saying they wanted to `pulverize` him."

"Voller suffered some of this abuse when he was just 13. He was on the receiving end of violence for over four years."

" `Like all Australians, I've been deeply shocked - shocked and appalled by the images of [the] mistreatment of children,` Turnbull said, as quoted by Reuters."

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