Comatose boy, Roma evictions up pressure on France

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A Roma woman speaks about the hardships faced in camp in Grigny, France, with her back to the camera, fearing identification, during an interview with the Associated Press in Voluntari, outside Bucharest, Romania, on June 25, 2014. One of the inhabitants of the Grigny Roma camp on the northwest edge of Paris, a teenage boy named Darius, was beaten into a coma, apparently by residents of a neighboring housing project. Within hours, the Roma vanished, seeking sanctuary in a new location on the fringes of one of the world's wealthiest cities. Three weeks later, 16-year-old Darius remains unconscious. His family is in hiding. Police have made no arrests. France is coming under increasing pressure to answer allegations that it is encouraging harassment of Europe's poorest minority group in hopes that the Roma, also known as Gypsies, will leave the country. Photo: Vadim Ghirda, AP