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Last Friday Vittorio de Filippis, former publisher of the left-wing Libération newspaper, was – according to press reports – seized at his home before dawn, handcuffed in front of two young boys and whisked off for interrogation by an investigating magistrate. Police told him he was "worse than scum" and kept him for five hours ...

Last Friday Vittorio de Filippis, former publisher of the left-wing Libération newspaper, was – according to press reports – seized at his home before dawn, handcuffed in front of two young boys and whisked off for interrogation by an investigating magistrate. Police told him he was "worse than scum" and kept him for five hours in a cell with no access to a lawyer. Oh, and he was strip-searched twice and subjected to "body cavity" examinations.

Haiti? Côte d’Ivoire?

Nope. France.

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