Ali Jasmin

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All Indonesian children should be removed immediately from adult jails and detention facilities: Greens

The Australian Greens on May 26, 2012 called on the government remove all young Indonesians from adult facilities until the review is completed or their correct ages are determined. “The risk of further damage to at least 22 children whose cases are being reviewed is far too great,” Greens’ immigration and youth affairs spokesperson, Sen. Sarah Hanson-Young, said. “The revelations by Fairfax that another boy has been prosecuted and convicted as an adult is but the latest example in this…

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Greens successfully create inquiry into Indonesian children held in Australian adult prisons

The Australian Greens today announce they’ve successfully created a parliamentary inquiry to examine whether Indonesian children are being held in facilities such as prisons and remand centres where adults are also kept. “There are at least two dozen Indonesians who may be children who have been convicted and jailed alongside Australian adult offenders,” Greens’ immigration and youth affairs spokesperson, Sen. Sarah Hanson-Young, said. “The Attorney-General has announced these 24 cases will be reviewed, and while we welcome that, parliament must…

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Greens move for inquiry into Indonesian boy put in West Australian adult prison

The Australian Greens have announced that when parliament resumes in May they will move for an inquiry into the case of an Indonesian boy who has been jailed alongside adults in a maximum security prison in Western Australia. “We need to learn why Ali Jasmin was put in an adult jail despite documentation showing he was a child and how many other young people are in the same position,” Greens’ immigration and youth affairs spokesperson, Sen. Sarah Hanson-Young, said today.…

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Injustice to Ali Jasmin is grounds for pardon and audit of similar cases involving children: Greens

Revelations by The Project that Australian authorities had the birth certificate of an Indonesian boy but ignored it before he was later jailed alongside dangerous adult offenders shows why there must be an audit into similar cases, the Greens said. “I’m appalled that this vital document was not given any consideration in determining his age or presented to a court after he was charged with people smuggling,” Greens’ immigration and youth affairs spokesperson, Sen. Sarah Hanson-Young, said tonight. “Jasmin should…

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