Treatment of wandering girls ‘criminal,’ De Souza says

-questions functioning of visiting committee

Human rights activist Karen de Souza yesterday called the holding of three girls who were sentenced to the New Opportunity Corps (NOC) at the Albion Police Station for 24 days “criminal” and declared that the police, the magistracy, the Child Care & Protection Agency (CC&PA) and the Ministry of Human Services all stand indicted over their treatment.

De Souza also yesterday said that she does not feel comforted by the Commis-sion of Inquiry (COI) established by the ministry to investigate the Camal’s International Home for Homeless & Battered Women where the girls— two sisters aged 13 and 15 and another 15-year-old—were staying and where they were allegedly being ill-treated.

She pointed out that sometime back the CC&PA, with much fanfare, had announced that it was established a …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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