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Plight Of Blonde ‘Maria’ Puts Spotlight on Roma in Europei
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October 29, 2013 10:15 PM
A little blonde girl in Greece is at the center of a Europe-wide controversy over the treatment of Roma people - sometimes known as "gypsies." The girl, named Maria, was taken into care from a Roma community over fears she had been abducted. But it appears authorities may have gotten it wrong. As Henry Ridgwell reports for VOA from Rome, which has a big Roma population, there have been allegations of human rights abuses against Roma people across Europe.

Plight Of Blonde ‘Maria’ Puts Spotlight on Roma in Europe

Published October 29, 2013

A little blonde girl in Greece is at the center of a Europe-wide controversy over the treatment of Roma people - sometimes known as "gypsies." The girl, named Maria, was taken into care from a Roma community over fears she had been abducted. But it appears authorities may have gotten it wrong. As Henry Ridgwell reports for VOA from Rome, which has a big Roma population, there have been allegations of human rights abuses against Roma people across Europe.


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