Statement from Mr. Alvaro Pop Ac, Chair Of The Permanent Forum On Indigenous Issues and Professor Megan Davis, Member Of The Permanent Forum On Indigenous Issues On The Don Dale Youth Detention Center (NT, Australia)

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We would like to categorically reject and denounce the brutalizing treatment of Aboriginal and
non-Aboriginal children at the Don Dale Youth Detention Center in the Northern Territory,
Australia. The treatment carried out to children in this facility include extended periods of
solitary confinement and humiliating procedures that further exacerbate their distress and
alienate them from successful rehabilitation or reintegration to society. All of this within tiny
cells with no access to natural sunlight or running water.