Sarkozy prosecuted for racism

This video says about itself:

14 September 2010

The European Commission, the executive body of the European Union, will have no choice but to start a legal action against France for its expulsion of Roma, Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding said Tuesday during a press conference.

“Enough is enough,” said Reding. “I am personally convinced that the commission will have no choice.”

“I intend to recommend to President Barroso the fast track infringement procedure, so we lose no time,” she said.

Reding called France’s expulsion of the Roma people a “disgrace.”

On Monday French media published a leaked French official memo suggesting the Roma had been specifically targeted by the authorities.

The memo contradicted assurances to EU officials from Besson and Lellouche that immigrants were being treated on a case-by-case basis.

The order, dated 5 August, was sent from the interior ministry to regional police chiefs.

“Three hundred camps or illegal settlements must be cleared within three months, Roma camps are a priority,” it said, according to the BBC.

Besson told France 2 television on Monday that he was “not aware of this circular”.

Last week the European Parliament urged the French government to halt the deportations – a call rejected by Paris.

Today: European Union To Take Legal Action Against France Over Roma: here.

Hungarian state television announced on Wednesday that it is appealing to the Supreme Court to block a vile political ad by a populist party that characterises Roma people as “parasites” and “criminals”: here.

4 thoughts on “Sarkozy prosecuted for racism

  1. Stop Roma returns, says Amnesty

    Kosovo: Amnesty called on European countries on Wednesday to stop forcing Roma people to return to the contested region warning that they remain the target of violence and discrimination there.

    Many members of Kosovo’s Roma minority fled to other countries during the wars that precipitated the break-up of Yugoslavia in the 1990s.

    Now that fighting has ended in Kosovo, which broke away from Serbia in 2008, countries such as Germany and Switzerland are sending Roma refugees back even though they still face personal risks and “widespread” discrimination.


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