France: Inquiry Finds Police Abused Migrants in Calais

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A French riot police officer forbids migrants and journalist to access the makeshift camp 'The Jungle' after several fires set the whole area on fire during its evacuation in Calais, France, 26 October 2016.

France: Inquiry Finds Police Abused Migrants in Calais


A report released by the French administration and security forces’ internal investigations departments has found convincing evidence that police used excessive force and committed other abuses against child and adult migrants in Calais, Human Rights Watch said. The French report comes almost exactly one year after authorities demolished the large migrant camp there, known colloquially as the “Jungle.”

The investigation and report were requested by the Interior Ministry in response to a July ...


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