Thursday, October 23, 2014   

Roma teen in France left for dead after beating
(06-17 16:59)

French anti-discrimination groups are demanding government action in response to an attack against a Roma teenager, who was left for dead after a group of people who suspected him of burglary seized him from his camp and beat him into unconsciousness.
Luc Poignant, a police union official, said about a dozen people went into the Roma camp late Friday in Pierrefitte-sur-Seine after an apartment was burglarized. Police found the victim abandoned by a road.
Poignant said the young man was put into a medically induced coma ''because he was in so much pain.''
Anti-racism groups say violence in France is rising against Roma migrants, also known as Gypsies, who come primarily from Eastern Europe and are often blamed for petty crime.--AP   
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