romea - logo
September 22, 2017
romano vodi - předplatné
Loading
extended search

Police arrest suspects in attempted arson in Býchory, Czech Republic

Býchory (Kolínsko), 12.7.2011 15:41, (ROMEA)
ilustrační foto

Police have arrested four people suspected of throwing a flaming torch into a Romani home yesterday in Býchory, Kolín district. Soňa Budská, spokesperson for the Central Bohemian Regional Police, reported the arrests to the Czech Press Agency today. Those detained, who are between the ages of 20 and 25, are being prosecuted on suspicion of complicity in the crime of attempted grievous bodily harm. Policie officers are also investigating racial motivation for the attack.

Police arrested all four suspects on Monday afternoon. "Since morning the detectives have been performing other procedural tasks in this matter. They will be filing a motion to have the detainees remanded into custody," the spokesperson said. She refused to say whether the suspects are members of extremist movements or to give any other details, given that the investigation is ongoing.

In the early morning hours of Monday a flaming torch was thrown into a Romani home in Býchory, Kolín district. No one suffered physical injury. Someone threw the wrapped stick, resembling a torch, into the living room. The victims managed to put out the fire. After initiating their investigation, detectives determined that a group had marched through the village in the early morning hours shouting racist slogans, and that one man from that group then threw the flaming torch into the Romani people's apartment. Should the suspects be charged and convicted of racially motivated attempted grievous bodily harm, they would face as much as 12 years in prison.

The most famous racially motivated attack against Romani people in recent years remains the April 2009 case in which four right-wing extremists threw three Molotov cocktails into a single-family house in Vítkov. During the subsequent blaze three people were injured. An infant who was not yet two years old at the time suffered the most serious injuries. In March the court sent the perpetrators to prison for sentences ranging from 20 to 22 years. Not quite one year after the Vítkov case, a similar attack on a Romani home was committed in the Bedřiška settlement of Ostrava. However, in this case the court ruled that the motivation was not racism, but a dispute between neighbors. In March the court sent the juvenile perpetrator to prison for four years, while his mother was sent to prison for 7.5 years for having instructed him to commit reckless endangerment.

ČTK, Gwendolyn Albert, Czech Press Agency, translated by Gwendolyn Albert
Views: 2587x

Related articles:

Tags:  

Czech republic



HEADLINE NEWS

--ilustrační foto--

Czech Human Rights Minister says he believes his department and the Hate Free Culture campaign are "unnecessary"

11.9.2017 13:40
Czech Minister for Human Rights, Equal Opportunities and Legislation Jan Chvojka said today that the Government's human rights department in its current form is basically unnecessary. He said he believes a better model is the German one, where a specialized institute is the only body functioning in this area.
 full story

--ilustrační foto--

Czech Human Rights Minister says Govt will sign contract to buy pig farm on Roma genocide site next week

10.9.2017 10:05
The Czech Government will sign a contract with the AGPI firm next week to buy the pig farm in Lety u Písku that stands on the site of a former Protectorate-era concentration camp for Romani people. It will take at least half a year before the farm will be actually handed over to the state.
 full story

--ilustrační foto--

Monika Mihaličková: Why it's important that we Roma support each other

9.9.2017 17:21
We Roma have generosity in our blood. It is a component of our culture.
 full story

Discussion:

Každý diskutující musí dodržovat PRAVIDLA DISKUZE SERVERU Romea.cz. Moderátoři serveru Romea.cz si vyhrazují právo bez předchozího upozornění skrýt nevhodné příspěvky z diskuse na Romea.cz. Ty pak budou viditelné jen pro vás a vaše přátele na Facebooku. Při opakovaném porušení pravidel mohou moderátoři zablokovat zobrazování vašich příspěvků v diskusích na Romea.cz ostatním uživatelům.

More articles from category







..
romea - logo