Aboriginal man found dead in custody after routine court appearance

The father of an Aboriginal man who died while waiting for someone to sign his bail paperwork in Broome, Western Australia, was notified of his death by staff at a prison 2,189km away – but it took them two phone calls to tell him which of his sons had died.

Djabera Djabera-Bardi Jawi man Haji-noor, whose full name is withheld for cultural reasons, died in custody at Broome regional prison on 16 December, four hours after a routine court appearance.

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