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Urgent, thorough and fully independent investigation needed into shooting of Walpiri man

Responding to the shooting death of a young Walpiri man by NT Police, Amnesty International Australia’s Rodney Dillon said:

“Amnesty International was profoundly shocked and concerned to hear of the passing of the 19 year old Walpiri man in Yuendumu on Saturday night. We send our deepest condolences to the family and can’t imagine the level of harm this has done to the family and community long term.

“Amnesty once again calls for an urgent, thorough and fully independent investigation into this terrible event, with members of the community properly represented. 

“The Northern Territory Government must also implement all the recommendations from the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. This is the only way to ensure the killings of our people finally comes to an end.”

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Joel Clark is a Campaigner at Amnesty International Australia.