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Submitted by dan. on 2007-05-08 21:08.
"Until now, the government has yet to officially acknowledge and stop this egregious practice of police child detention and torture, notwithstanding protests aired by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child and the UN Human Rights Committee against this inhumanity," the Coalition to Stop Child Detention Through Restorative Justice said in a statement Tuesday.
It added the tedious process begins with police paperwork that
undergoes evaluation by the prosecutors, and eventually winds up in
snail-paced and backlog-ridden courts, then back again to the police,
at the expense of children traumatized and brutalized during police
incarceration in the interim.
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