‘French police cut soles of migrant children’s shoes’

Rome, June 15: French border guards detained migrant children as young as 12 in cells without food or water, cut the soles of their shoes and stole their mobile phone SIM cards before illegally sending them back to Italy, charity Oxfam said on Friday. The report by Oxfam also cited the case of a “very young” Eritrean girl, who was forced to walk back to the Italian border town of Ventimiglia along a road with no pavement while carrying her 40-day-old baby, the Guardian reported. (IANS)