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AUSTRALIAN DETENTION CENTER ACCUSED OF TORTURE


Seventeen year old Dylan Voller was strapped into a chair, with a hood placed over his head, and his ankles and wrists shackled. Voller is just one of the several cases of child abuse found at the Don Dale Detention Center in Australia’s Northern Territory. These instances of what authorities are calling child torture were unearthed as a result of Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s “Four Corners” investigative show. The atrocities seen have led many to speak out, expressing their outrage. Dylan Voller’s mother, Joanne Voller, alleged that had it been the parents who strapped Dylan into a chair and shackled his ankles and wrists and placed a hood over his head, they would be charged with a criminal offense and have custody removed. Sarah Henderson, member of Australian Parliament, expressed fury at the treatment, saying all those responsible should be held accountable. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has launched an investigation as to the extent of these abuses. Some of the children affected had been as young as 10.

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