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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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Greens urge govt consider pardoning Indonesian boy in Australian adult prison and audit similar cases

The Australian Greens have today written to the Attorney-General and Home Affairs Minister urging they immediately examine the case of an Indonesian boy who has been jailed alongside adults in Western Australia and audit prisons to find similar cases. “This injustice must be remedied because Australian authorities had Ali Jasmin’s birth certificate all along but it was never given to a court when determining his age,” Greens’ immigration and youth affairs spokesperson, Sen. Sarah Hanson-Young, said today. “Instead of acting…

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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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