French police in Calais frequently abuse asylum seekers and other migrants, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said today. HRW also accused the French local and national authorities of voluntarily ignoring the reports of abuse.

The 40-page report, “‘Like Living in Hell’: Police Abuses Against Child and Adult Migrants in Calais,” finds that police forces in Calais, particularly the French riot police (Compagnies républicaines de sécurité, CRS), routinely use pepper spray on child and adult migrants whil...


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