French police accused of abusing rights of migrants and refugees

Pressure on police to turn back migrants is leading to rights abuses, according to European Parliament Member (MEP) Michele Rivasi.


    Police in France are being accused of abusing the rights of migrants and refugees as they wait to cross the border from Italy.

    International charities and activists say detention is routine, asylum procedures are not properly explained, and the rights of refugee children are being ignored.

    As Al Jazeera's Natacha Butler reports, police commanders refute the allegations, saying they are just trying to stop illegal immigration.


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