Nine international locations, together with Russia, Egypt and Indonesia, have introduced again about 200 youngsters. Western governments, together with France, have thus far demurred, each for criminal causes and for worry of infuriating public opinion, in keeping with professionals.
The go back of the French youngsters on Friday, due to this fact, shocked many, together with their households. Laurent Nuñez, the junior inner minister, had mentioned on Wednesday that youngsters would no longer be repatriated in the close to long run.
Although France’s overseas ministry didn’t supply an actual quantity, saying simplest the go back of “orphan and isolated minors, all aged 5 and less,” 3 French attorneys who constitute French households of ISIS militants mentioned that 5 youngsters had returned.
That comprises Ms. Maninchedda’s 3 grandchildren, a Five-year-old woman who was once held in the similar camp, referred to as al-Hawl, and a Five-year-old boy who was once in any other camp, additionally managed by means of the Kurds in northern Syria.
Marie Dosé, a legal professional for one circle of relatives, welcomed their go back however argued that French government will have to repatriate all youngsters, no longer simplest those that had misplaced their oldsters. At least 100 French youngsters are stranded in Iraq and Syria, in keeping with human rights teams.
“France plans to leave some French children, who still have their mother, die of exposure and hunger, while rescuing some others on the pretext that they are orphans,” Ms. Dosé mentioned. “If that’s what France has become, we have fallen very low.”