France responds to Castro's claims of Roma holocaust

By JPOST.COM STAFF
September 11, 2010 14:21




France on Saturday responded to former Cuban leader Fidel Castro's comment that it was committing a "racial Holocaust" against Roma living in the country.

Paris has been criticized by many within Europe and elsewhere for its recent deportations of 1,000 Roma from French territory.

"The use of the word 'holocaust' by Mr. Castro demonstrates his ignorance of history and disdain towards its victims," French foreign ministry spokesperson Bernard Valero was quoted by AFP as saying.

He added, "What it is truly revolutionary is that Fidel Castro is showing an interest in human rights."


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