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In Australia, the long persecuted Aborigines are still being humiliated in prisons

11:25 PM | 26 Jul, 2016
In Australia, the long persecuted Aborigines are still being humiliated in prisons
SYDNEY: Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Tuesday ordered a probe after a video showing the mistreatment of aboriginal children by prison guards at a juvenile detention center.

The video shows guards teargassing teenage inmates six aboriginal boys and strapping a half-naked, hooded-boy to a chair.

The footage of the abuse has raised questions about Australia's treatment of Aborigines and their high imprisonment rate.

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) also aired CCTV footage late on Monday of boys in a Northern Territory juvenile detention center being stripped naked, thrown by the neck into a cell, and held for long periods in solitary confinement.

“Our (indigenous) people have known about things like this...and to just see it laid bare in front of us last night must be a wake-up call to everyone in Australia – that something’s got to be done about the way we lock our people up in this country, and particularly the way we lock our kids up," an emotional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Mick Gooda told reporters.

“What we saw last night is an absolute disgrace,” he said.

Earlier, a report into prison abuse published by the Northern Territory Children's Commissioner in 2015 found fault with the guards' behavior, but the findings were disputed by the then head of prisons and not acted upon, said the ABC.

Hamza Rao is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan. He can be reached at He tweets at @HamzaRaoxxx


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal 12 April

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 12, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Friday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 12 April 2024


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