Thursday, September 15, 2011

Dale Farm eviction compared to Human Rights Abuses in Zimbabwe and China - 14th Sept 2011

A United Nations adviser championed Britain's biggest illegal gipsy site yesterday by comparing the travellers' situation there to some of the world's most appalling acts of oppression.

The astonishing parallel was drawn by Professor Yves Cabannes in an 11th hour visit to Dale Farm in Essex, where he branded Monday's planned eviction an 'inhumane and illegal' violation of international law.

The French academic said the UN was used to dealing with millions losing their homes in countries such as Zimbabwe, China and Nigeria - yet no one seemed to be able to solve a dispute involving 86 families. Read More