How Canberra imprisons children with rapists

Welcome to Australia, human rights abuser:

Three boys snatched from an impoverished Indonesian village by people smugglers have been held for months in an Australian jail with paedophiles, rapists and murderers.

Federal police have ignored Immigration Department assessments and extracts of birth certificates showing the boys are under 18, contravening federal government policy to return home children apprehended on asylum seeker boats.

Instead, the boys aged 15 and 16 face five years’ jail in a high-security adult prison under mandatory sentencing laws.

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