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Family Of Indigenous Woman Who Died In Police Custody Disgusted By Cruel Online Abuse - BuzzFeed News

27.11.15

Family Of Indigenous Woman Who Died In Police Custody Disgusted By Cruel Online Abuse - BuzzFeed News: “The racism thown at my dead niece and her case, along with all the assumptions about her character since her passing last year has been downright disgraceful and pathetic,” Dhu’s uncle Shaun Harris told BuzzFeed News.

Dhu was locked up in August 2014 for $3,622 in unpaid fines. Forty-eight hours after being taken into custody she was dead.

Today marks the end of the first week of a two-week coronial inquest into Dhu’s death, which will determined if the system failed her.

Harris, who’s has been actively lobbying for the inquest for the past year says the trauma his family is experiencing in court has been amplified by comments on Facebook.


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