《寰宇快譯通》

 

法國不強制收容遊民

 

 

【路透】

The French government dropped an idea voiced by President Nicolas Sarkozy to force homeless people to take shelter during cold weather snaps after it drew howls of protest from non-governmental activist groups.

 

法國政府決定擱置在寒流來襲時,強制遊民住進收容所的構想。沙克吉總統提出這個構想,招來民間團體的嚴厲抗議。

 

Sarkozy raised the idea during a cabinet meeting, in the midst of a wave of indignation over news that three homeless people died of cold since Saturday in the Bois de Vincennes.

 

上周六以來,三名遊民凍死在溫塞納森林,這項新聞引起公憤後,沙克吉在內閣會議上提出上述想法。

 

Campaigners for the rights of homeless people had condemned the plan, saying it would amount to turning shelters for the homeless into detention centres.

 

但爭取遊民權益的人士譴責這項計畫說,此舉等於是把收容所變成遊民拘留中心。

 

We are not going to force the homeless to go to emergency shelters,” Prime Minister Francois Fillon told reporters Thursday.

 

費雍總理27日告訴記者說:「我們不會強制遊民住進緊急收容所。」

 

Fillon said there would be efforts to improve shelters and persuade homeless people to go, but not against their will.

 

費雍說,政府會設法改善收容所,說服遊民住進去,但不會強迫他們接受收容。

 

Housing Minister Christine Boutin had emerged from Wednesday’s cabinet meeting saying she would look at ways to make it “compulsory” for homeless people to go to shelters when the temperature dropped below a certain level.

 

住宅部長布汀26日開完內閣會議出來時曾說,她會尋求在氣溫降到一定水準時,「強制」遊民住進收容所的方法。

 

 

2008-11-29/聯合晚報/A2/話題】

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