Refugees stitch mouths shut in protest to what they say are the lack of human rights at camp

Six Iranian refugees stitched their mouths shut in protest against what they said were the lack of human rights in the makeshift refugee camp in Calais, France - known by locals as 'The Jungle'.

The protesters say they've tried every legal route to get help.

One Iranian read out a statement the six men had prepared that called for a United Nations human rights representative to be allowed into the camp by French authorities.

Thousands of migrants fleeing war and misery in their homelands use the port city of Calais as a springboard to try to get to Britain on the other side of the English Channel.