Human Rights Watch cites police abuse of migrants in French port

January 20, 2015 1:17 PM

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PARIS (Reuters) - African migrants camped in the northern French port of Calais in hopes of eventually reaching Britain are subject to police beatings and harassment, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday.

The New York-based group (HRW) called on the French government to open an investigation into what it called "routine ill-treatment" by police towards the approximately 2,400 migrants and asylum seekers living in the open air or in make-shift tents near the busy port.

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