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Ms Dhu’s Death in Custody Leads to Law Reform

Last Updated on 26/07/2020 by National Justice Project

Yamatji woman, Ms Dhu (whose name is not used for cultural reasons) was just 22 years old when she was dragged from her police cell at South Headland in Western Australia and bundled into the back of a police van, before being taken to a nearby hospital. It was her third visit to hospital in as many days. She died several hours later. Read SONIA HICKEY & UGUR NEDIM‘s story in Sydney Criminal Lawyers here.