Aboriginal teens illegally tear gassed in Australia juvenile jail: Court

 

SYDNEY (AFP) – Aboriginal teenagers were illegally tear gassed in an Australian juvenile jail, a court ruled yesterday amid renewed public condemnation over police abuse of indigenous citizens in custody. Four former inmates of the Don Dale youth detention centre brought legal action against the Northern Territory government after being tear-gassed while locked in their cells in 2014. Prison officers used a CS fogger, classified as a prohibited weapon, in an enclosed space outside their cells to subdue another detainee who escaped, exposing the boys to tear gas. More details in Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin