French armed officers hint Italy migrant centre row

Migrants from Guinea enclose winter boots and garments donated by a gift organization in Bardonecchia, Italy, 13 Jan 2018Image copyright
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Armed French etiquette officers have annoyed widespread annoy by entering a migrant centre over a limit in Italy.

Five officers forced one particular to bear a urine exam during a trickery west of a city of Turin on Friday evening, Italian reports say.

The centre is located about 1km (0.6 miles) inside a Italian border.

Political total in Italy, that has perceived over 600,000 migrants in a final 4 years, cursed a move.

The French ambassador, Christian Masset, was called into a Italian unfamiliar method in Rome on Saturday to explain what had happened.

French limit agents entered – armed – a hospital run in Bardonecchia, forcing a migrant to a urine test and intimidating a alloy and a mediators and lawyers,” a medical organization that operates a hospital during a premises, Rainbow for Africa, said.

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The organization pronounced a actions of a French officers “seriously interfered” with a work of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Italian institutions.

It combined that a French limit was apropos “increasingly militarised” and called for a change in France’s despotic routine in rejecting migrants.

However, the French supervision responded by observant they had asked for accede to enter a centre and were authorised in. They pronounced a organisation of French etiquette officers on house a sight travelling into Italy suspected a Nigerian sight newcomer with Italian residency of carrying drugs.

French etiquette officials were authorised to use a hire during Bardonecchia underneath a bi-national agreement, it said.

Bardonecchia mayor Francesco Avato pronounced he was “very upset” by a news, adding that a French officers “had no right” to go into a property.

Former Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta pronounced a occurrence was “yet another mistake on a emanate of migrants”.

An MP with a far-right Brothers of Italy, Augusta Montaruli, pronounced a poise of a French officers during Bardonecchia was “very serious”.

“This is an rare miss of honour towards Italy,” she said, adding: “We are not [French President Emmanuel] Macron’s toilet.”

French media advise that a country’s etiquette officers frequently lapse migrants to a centre in Bardonecchia if they are found attempting to enter France.

Bardonecchia is a initial stop in Italy on a high-speed rail track from Paris to Milan.

Migrants who have crossed a Mediterranean and arrived in Italy infrequently try to strech France by channel a Italian Alps notwithstanding a snow, bad continue conditions and terrain.


A note on terminology: The BBC uses a tenure migrant to impute to all people on a pierce who have nonetheless to finish a authorised routine of claiming asylum. This organisation includes people journey war-torn countries such as Syria, who are expected to be postulated interloper status, as good as people who are seeking jobs and improved lives, who governments are expected to order are mercantile migrants.

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