A female interpreter was raped at knifepoint, not far from the camp for migrants “the Jungle” near Calais French. The incident occurred in the night of Monday, October 17. In the coming days, the authorities intend to dismantle the camp.
38-year-old victim worked with a freelance writer who is making a documentary about street children of refugees living on the outskirts of Calais. The interpreter who speaks Pashto, said that during the shemok they were approached by three Afghans.
The Local , citing AFP writes that at first the workers tried to Rob the crew, taking a camera. Then one of the men, threatening with a knife, raped the woman, while the other two occupants of the camp, also armed, escorted the journalist from the territory. Once the translator was able to free herself, she rushed to the police station and told them what had happened.
The interpreter, a citizen of Afghanistan, who while living in Paris, was taken to hospital, where doctors confirmed the rape. Experts took DNA samples, hoping to find the culprit.
As notes the edition, incidents involving journalists working in the “Jungle”, has been noted before, but previously it typically was attempted robbery or robbery.
Local newspaper La Voix Du Nord reports that in the coming days, the ‘Jungle’ camp should be dismantled. 11 social organizations have appealed to the court of Lille to protest against the dismantling. According to them, this is inhuman and degrading treatment of migrants.