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Press conference by lawyers at Calais migrants camp

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Press release

The Legal Centre, located in the heart of the Calais slum and created on the Calais’ Appeal initiative that gathers more than 50 000 signatories, invites you to a press conference on Friday, February 12th at 11:00 am, at our office, to bring you up to date with the appalling rise of very serious assaults against migrants by both militias and the police.

As part of our legal consultations (several hundred), numerous complaints and testimonials (more than fifty involving hundreds of victims) were reported. We now intend to hand them over to justice as quickly as possible.

During this press conference, we will unveil places and methods used by aggressors together with case examples, as well as the severity of injuries suffered by migrants, as recorded by medical profession and our team.

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Your responsiveness will be much appreciated regarding the scale of the assaults, the nature of their authors and the emergency of the situation.

Location: Legal Centre, next to the Theater (large white Dome), Calais slum

Date: Friday, February 12th 2016

Time: 11:00 am

Press contact: Marianne Humbersot, Head of Mission, +33.7.58.19.68.57

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Colin Yeo

Immigration and asylum barrister, blogger, writer and consultant at Garden Court Chambers in London and founder of the Free Movement immigration law website.

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