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Australia's own Abu Ghraib and Gitmo - but worse!

Dylan Voller is hooded and strapped to a restraining chair in the footage aired on Four Corners

With praise due to it, Australia's ABC program "Four Corners" on Monday night aired revelations of children (yes, children, as young as 10) being abused, tortured, held in solitary confinement in a particular correction facility in Australia's Northern Territory.

This piece in The Sydney Morning Herald provides the background.

The outrcry has been huge.   The Federal Government has announced a Royal Commission.   

There cannot be any doubt that this is a scandal of monumental proportions.    No better than Gitmo or what was revealed as happening at Abu Ghraib in Iraq.


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