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Amnesty: State of emergency trampling Human Rights

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Amnesty International slams the state of emergency declared in France following the terrorist attacks in Paris. It has called on French lawmakers to prevent its further extension. The rights group says security measures adopted in the wake of the November attacks have been abused by French police and officials. The report shows heavy-handed emergency measures have trampled on the rights of hundreds of people, especially Muslims. Several mosques and prayer rooms have been shut down by French authorities since the Paris attacks. Amnesty said these measures are applied with little or no explanation and sometimes excessive force. On Wednesday, the French government decided to extend the current state of emergency which expires on February 26. Lawmakers will begin discussing another three-month extension on Friday. Watch Live: http://www.presstv.ir/live.html Twitter: http://twitter.com/PressTV LiveLeak: http://www.liveleak.com/c/PressTV Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PRESSTV Google+: http://plus.google.com/+VideosPTV Instagram: http://instagram.com/presstvchannel SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/videosptv