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France: Interior Ministry vows to investigate after Roma schoolgirl is detained by police

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France: Interior Ministry vows to investigate after Roma schoolgirl is detained by police

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There has been outrage in France over the treatment of a teenage girl of Roma gypsy origin from Kosovo, who was detained by police on October 9.

The 15-year-old, identified as Leonarda, was reportedly arrested while on a school trip in the eastern region of Doubs.

The deportation of illegal Roma immigrants is part of a government crackdown.

Interior Minister Manuel Valls has launched an investigation into the deportation of the girl and her family.