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Translated Monday 12 November 2012, by Kristina Wischenkamper and reviewed by Henry Crapo

Chechen human rights campaigner expelled

Notre-Dame-des-Landes: police and anti-airport protestors clash

Man beaten to death: three in custody

Chechen human rights campaigner expelled

Yesterday, 27 year-old Chechen Aslan D. forced to flee his country after having campaigned for human rights, was awaiting expulsion from France to Russia. His application for asylum having been refused, Aslan was due to leave from Roissy airport yesterday, despite protests from the Chechnya Committee, who fear reprisals against him upon his arrival. For years, human rights 
campaigners have been denouncing abuse, kidnapping and torture
 committed with impunity by the Chechen forces of order.

Notre-Dame-des-Landes: police and anti-airport protestors clash
Renewed clashes yesterday morning 
between police and opponents of the project to transfer Nantes airport to the village of Notre-Dame-des-Landes. Three protestors were arrested and six policemen 
slightly injured, according to the
 prefecture. The protestors denounced the use of stun [1] grenades.

Man beaten to death: three in custody

Three people were in custody Tuesday night at
 Troyes. They are suspected of causing 
 death by torture and barbarism to a 53 year-old man who had been a guest at the house of two of the accused. 
 The lifeless body of the victim was discovered on 5 October. The autopsy revealed numerous bruises, some of which were not recent. According to preliminary investigations, the man had been subjected to regular beatings, had been locked in a freezer and
 forced to eat animal feed.

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