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Czech President: Migrants Using Children As ‘Human Shields’

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Prague – The Czech president Sunday accused economic migrants of using children as “human shields” in their bid to reach Europe, as the continent grapples with its biggest migration crisis since World War II.

President Milos Zeman has made several fiery broadsides against migrants, earning sharp criticism from the UN’s human rights chief, who this week also accused Prague of systematically detaining migrants in degrading conditions to put off others.

In his latest outburst, to the Blesk tabloid, Zeman accused wealthy economic migrants of cynically exploiting children to reach the European Union.

“They serve as human shields for guys with iPhones to justify the wave of migrants,” President Milos Zeman said in a video interview on the website of the Blesk tabloid.

“Those hiding behind the children … in my opinion, do not deser


Added: Oct-28-2015 Occurred On: Oct-28-2015
By: gemini
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Tags: Czech, President:, Migrants, Using, Children, As, ‘Human, Shields’
Location: Prague, Hlavní město Praha, Czech Republic (load item map)
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