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French deportation of Roma migrants doubled in 2013

15.01.14 @ 08:51

  1. By EUOBSERVER

France deported a record 19,380 Roma migrants in 2013, more than double the figure (9,404) in 2012, a report from two Roma rights groups released Tuesday showed. President Francois Hollande defended the policy saying at a press conference: "Do we have to be ashamed of what we have done? No."