Tag Archives: France

12.7.2014, abc News – Comatose Boy, Roma Evictions up Pressure on France

It looked like any shantytown the world over — tarps to keep out the weather, scattered bits of trash that no truck would ever collect, plastic buckets to lug water. Then one of the inhabitants of this Roma camp on the northwest edge of Paris, a teenage boy named Darius, was beaten into a coma, apparently by residents of a ... Read More »

10.7.2014, ERRC – France Continues to Evict Roma on a Massive Scale

France continues with its unlawful and costly policy of evicting Roma who have made use of their right to freedom of movement within the European Union from countries such as Romania. Between 1 April and 30 June 2014, 3,807 Roma were evicted from 40 different places. Fires in two settlements left 51 Roma homeless, while the French authorities implemented forced ... Read More »

5.7.2014, Vecernji list – Roma pupil deported from France arrived to Croatia

Roma pupil, around whose deportation in France were raised the dust, have arrived to Croatia after she got new travel documents, writes Naharnet. Leonarda Dibrani, her mother Xhemila and three brothers are settled at uncle in Sisak, said for AFP her father Reset Dibrani. Case of girl got to the headlines of  French medias when it was learned that she ... Read More »

26.6.2014, RFI – Roma musicians play Paris metro

In our series about a family of Roma people integrating into French society, the father, Stefan Sanda, is taking French lessons and looking for work. To make ends meet in the meantime, he continues to play music in the metro along with other Roma.   A37 RPT FRA roma musicians 26/06 (04:08) Source (English language): http://www.english.rfi.fr/france/20140626-roma-musicians-play-paris-metro   Read More »

21.6.2014, Deutche Welle – Fight against lynch over Roma

In one Paris suburb, one Roma young man is brutally beaten, because residents suspected him that he’s a burglar. Newest act of violence set ablaze again in France debate about relation towards Roma minority. British newspaper Daily Telegraph was first to publish the photo with abused Roma young man: on it is seen 16-year old Darius laying in ambulance car ... Read More »

20.6.2014, The Telegraph – France accused of allowing ‘toxic atmosphere’ after Roma teenager beating

The French government looks set to continue its controversial policies towards the country’s Roma community, despite growing criticism that they have created a “toxic atmosphere” which may have led to the savage lynching of a Roma teenager. “There is a toxic atmosphere in France at the moment, going right up to government level, which allows anti-Roma speech and behaviour. This ... Read More »

19.6.2014, The Telegraph – Roma attack in Paris: French Roma by numbers

As a French Roma boy is left fighting for his life after being brutally assaulted, these figures demonstrate the predicament of French Roma. 500,000 – Roma population of France (but activists claim the true figure is as high as 1.2 million) 19,380 – Roma expelled from France in 2013 9,400 – Roma expelled in 2012 8,400 – Roma forced out in 2011 400 – Roma camps in ... Read More »

19.6.2014, Open Society Foundations – For Roma in France, Is Climate of Intolerance Fueling Violence?

Somewhere in a hospital in Paris tonight, a Roma teenager lies in a coma fighting for his life. Accounts suggest that the boy, known to us only as Darius, was accused of burglary by residents of a poverty-stricken public housing development in Pierefitte-sur-Sienne; they subsequently abducted him, beat him into a coma in a basement, and dumped his body in ... Read More »

18.6.2014, The Telegraph – Roma boy attacked in Paris: the picture that will shock France

This is a picture that will shock Frnace. Beaten to death, dumped in a supermarket trolley and left for dead on the side of the road. A mob of about 20 balaclava–wearing vigilantes snatched the teenager from his family after he was accused of burgling a nearby flat. He was yesterday still in a coma fighting for his life in ... Read More »

18.6.2014, ERRC – ERRC Urges French Authorities to Fully Investigate Lynching of Romani Minor

The European Roma Rights Centre expresses its deep concern regarding the brutal lynching of a 16-year-old Romani boy in France. The ERRC urges French authorities to investigate the attack, in particular any possible racial motivation, and to bring the perpetrators to justice. French President Francois Hollande condemned the attack as “unspeakable and unjustifiable” and wants “everything to be done” to ... Read More »