El less, a native of the Comoros Islands, was detained by police when he tried to enter France using the French passport of his cousin
The situation has outraged associations defending children who have sealado that “nothing can justify the detention of a child 8 years”
A child of eight years , a native of the Comoros Islands, leads nine days alone in the international area of the Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Pars airport, where he was held by police when he tried to enter France using the French passport of a cousin
mother the less you embarked on a plane bound for Paris, where it landed last March 21 after 8,000 kilometers of flight with a backpack Spiderman, according reported Thursday station France Inter .
the idea of her mother was that the boy was picked up by his ta , resident in Paris, who l deal with his new life. But authorities to detect the child was traveling with the documentation of another person , he was locked with unknown adults in space the airport intended for those seeking to enter unlawfully in France.
last Friday, the French court to decide on the conditions of detention of minors did stipulate to remain confined in that space the airport “in the interest of their own protection” , until clear What will be his future destination. The French legislation stipulates that adults and minors without papers in order can remain retained for 20 das until it is determined if they supports in the country or they deports.
However, the situation has outraged child protection associations children as La Voix de L’Enfant , which has pointed that “nothing can justify the detention of a child 8 years “. That association acus France of violating the convention of UN on rights of children , which emphasizes that the detention of minors should be the last measure to apply and that, in any case, must be separated from adults and in contact with their families.
“for a child, it is a prison. There are other solutions . We must end the detention of minors, “said in Europe 1 his lawyer, Catherine Daoud, who denounced that in 2014 was retained in waiting rooms 259 minors traveling without adult acompaante.