Czech Republic: Benefit concert for Romani child who survived antigypsyist arson in 2009
On Friday, 15 December a benefit concert will be held in Prague's Studio ALTA club for Natálka Kudriková, the Romani girl who survived a racist arson attack more than eight years ago with life-threatening third-degree and fourth-degree burns over 80 % of her body. The attack was perpetrated in the late night hours of 18 April and early morning hours of 19 April 2009 in the town of Vítkov (Opava district).
WHERE: Studio ALTA, U Výstaviště 21, Praha 7
WHEN: Friday, 15 December 2017, 19:00
ONLINE PURCHASE OF TICKETS HERE (Czech only):
Four Czech neo-Nazis used three Molotov cocktails to set fire to the Romani family's home. Three of the people who were in the building at the time suffered physical injury as a result of the blaze.
Natálka was not yet two years old at the time and was the victim most seriously injured. "The state of her health, to this day, requires costly daily care. The proceeds of the concert will be donated to her family to cover at least part of those costs," benefit organizers say.
Concert-goers can look forward to performances by the Slovak music group "Živé kvety", which recorded a song about Natálka called "Hranice" ("Borders") in 2010. Other performers will be the Romani band Terne Čhave, the "Byl pes" group, Jarda Svoboda, and Fanda Holy & The Reverends.
- Eight years since arson attack on Romani family in Czech town, perpetrators slow to pay compensation
- Commentary: Schizophrenic "Barbie" running for ultra-right party claims to be shocked by backlash against her support for Romani arson victim
- Czech Republic: Extremists sentenced to almost 7 years in prison for arson attack
- Czech Republic: Seven-year anniversary of neo-Nazi arson attack on Romani family home in Vítkov
- Romani competitive dancer Tomáš Kaluja aids non-Romani foster parents of Romani children in Slovakia with understanding ethnic identity
- Ukraine: Romani activist Anzhelika Belova hospitalized after stabbing, assailant arrested
- Czech MPs draft bill to compensate women who have been forcibly sterilized
- Tomáš Ščuka: The strengths and weaknesses of the Brussels demonstration by Romani Europeans
- Organizer of 8 July protest by Romani people in Brussels is corrected by incoming MEP - "I've never spoken with him"
- Miroslav Kováč, former chair of the Equal Opportunities Party in the Czech Republic, has passed away after a long illness
- Slovakia has elected its first female President - Čaputová thanks voters in Romanes again
- LIVE BROADCAST TUESDAY 26 MARCH: Council of Europe holds the 7th International Roma Women's Conference
- Ian Hancock, Romani linguist at the University of Texas, has been awarded an OBE
- Live online broadcast TODAY of benefit concert in Prague to support Romani accident victim's medical treatment
- Czech court rules activists did not enrich themselves by using abandoned building, state may go to Supreme Court
- Canada grants asylum to former MEP who faced death threats in Hungary due to her Romani origin