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The death of a 28-year-old Frenchwoman in a camp is “sad news”, reacts Paris

The death of a 28-year-old Frenchwoman in a Kurdish-controlled camp on Tuesday is “sad news”, reacted the French government, which opposes the return of French jihadists detained in Syria, dodging accusations of non- help to a person in danger.

“The death of a French national is always sad news, especially when it occurs in tragic circumstances,” said the spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, without further comment.

Diabetic and insulin dependent

The young woman, who had left France for Syria in 2014 and had been detained in the Roj camp (north-east) since the fall of the “caliphate” of the Islamic State group in early 2019, died of health problems, according to his lawyer Marie Dosé. Diabetic and insulin-dependent, she died in a hospital outside the camp, said Marie Dosé, who accuses France of not having rescued her by repatriating her despite “the absolute urgency” of her state of health.

The government refuses to repatriate the adults, men and women, who had joined ISIS, believing that they represent a threat to the security of the French and wants them to be tried on the spot for the acts they have committed. On the other hand, it repatriated 35 children, mostly orphans and those whose mothers, often widows, agreed to separate.

Towards the repatriation of his little girl?

The deceased young woman had a six-year-old girl, whose lawyer requested repatriation. “These operations are complex and dangerous” because of the unstable situation on the ground but “if there are opportunities for the repatriation of children, the Government seizes them”, replied the spokesperson for the Quai d’Orsay, Anne. -Claire Legendre.

The lawyer also announced that she wanted to seize the Court of Justice of the Republic (CJR) for “failure to provide assistance”. In early October, Germany and Denmark repatriated 11 women and 37 children in a large joint humanitarian operation. Switzerland brought two children back to its soil on December 7.


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