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Justice for teargassed youth at Don Dale welcome: Greens

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Rachel Siewert 21 Mar 2017

Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert has welcomed the decision by Justice Judith Kelly to award damages to four teenagers who were tear-gassed at Don Dale Youth Detention Centre in 2014.

“Those that saw the footage of the young boys being teared gassed in Don Dale in a squalid enclosed space were justifiably outraged. 

“As the Royal Commission continues to unveil ongoing and disturbing mistreatment of youth detainees in Don Dale, today’s judgement is a small victory.

“Our justice system is broken when young offenders are being put in dangerous, humiliating, and terrifying circumstances on a regular basis by those that are supposed to care for them.

“Well done to the four boys who were brave enough to stand up to this mistreatment”.

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