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August 13, 2022




On Tuesday, 10 April 2018 a police patrol was assaulted in Krupka, Czech Republic. (PHOTO:
On Tuesday, 10 April 2018 a police patrol was assaulted in Krupka, Czech Republic. (PHOTO:

Czech Police arrest two Romani men for attack on police, confirm media exaggerated the incident

17.4.2018 6:32 Police have charged two men in connection with an assault committed against a police patrol in the town of Krupka (Teplice district). Teplice Police spokesperson Daniel Vítek informed the media of the charges on 13 April.  full story

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Czech media again exaggerate assault incident, promote antigypsyist stereotypes

14.4.2018 19:00 Media in the Czech Republic keep reporting increasingly higher and higher numbers of Romani people who are alleged to have assaulted a police patrol in the town of Krupka. The incident happened Tuesday evening when a two-member patrol of a female and a male officer were addressing a traffic accident.  full story

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Czech Public Defender of Rights says municipal bans on sitting in public are unconstitutional

1.2.2016 0:45 News server reports that Czech Public Defender of Rights Anna Šabatová is asking the Constitutional Court to overturn some parts of ordinances adopted by the northern Bohemian towns of Litvínov and Varnsdorf banning people from sitting down outdoors on low walls or steps. Similar ordinances have multiplied in recent years, but Šabatová believes they violate freedom of movement and are unconstitutional.  full story

Miroslav Kováč

Miroslav Kováč: Let's be better parents in 2015

Prague, 8.1.2015 0:26, (ROMEA) The year 2014 was, from my perspective, a test for the "maturity" of Romani people in the Czech Republic, their ability to adapt to today's conditions and take advantage of the options offered by democracy to improve their position. A quarter of a century is enough time for us to start drawing on those experiences.  full story

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Czech documentary by Roma about Roma celebrates success at French Institute

Prague, 22.5.2014 2:33, (ROMEA) On Monday 12 May about 100 people gathered in the cinema at the French Institute in Prague for the premiere of three documentary films created as part of a project called Europe: A Roma Homeland, which will result in a five-part feature length film called "Our Dream". One of the films screened was a Czech documentary called "Because There Is Hope" (Protože je naděje), which tells the story of Jožka Miker, an activist with the Konexe organization, and a group of Romani youth from Krupka whom he took under his wing.  full story

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Czech Human Rights Minister visiting Duchcov, Kadaň and Krupka today

Prague, 19.5.2014 19:59, (ROMEA) The Czech Minister for Human Rights, Equal Opportunities and Legislation, Jiří Dientsbier, who is also responsible for the Human Rights Section at the Office of the Government, will be visiting more towns in northern Bohemia on Monday 19 May 2014, specifically, Duchcov, Kadaň and Krupka. The minister and his team will be meeting the mayors of these three towns and representatives of the non-governmental sector focusing on the issues of human rights and social exclusion.  full story

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Analysis: Weekend surge of anti-Roma hatred in the Czech Republic part of larger cycle

Prague, 30.9.2013 17:55, (ROMEA) The "Let's Block the Marches!" (Blokujeme!) platform, of which the Konexe association is a proud member, has just made it through yet another busy weekend. Together we have stood up to demonstrations aiming to spark hatred in four towns - on Friday in Ostrava, and on Saturday (St. Wenceslas Day) in Krupka, Prague and Vítkov - suffering one defeat, one draw and two overwhelming victories.  full story

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videoCzech Republic: Three simultaneous neo-Nazi demonstrations in Krupka, Prague and Vítkov

Praha/Krupka/Vítkov, 28.9.2013 21:19, (ROMEA) Approximately 100 right-wing extremists participated in a demonstration on St. Wenceslas Day that was convened by neo-Nazis in Prague. Small groups of ultra-right radicals gathered in the lower section of Wenceslas Square before marching to the Edvard Beneš embankment of the Vltava river.  full story

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Jozef Miker: Hate is No Solution

Krupka, 13.4.2013 3:32, (ROMEA) Who will be chosen as the greatest hero fighting injustice, unfair treatment and wrongs in the Czech Republic? Cast your vote in the survey “Anyone Can Be a Hero” (Hrdinou může být každý) at  full story

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Martin Šimáček: Czech Govt Agency for Social Inclusion has not and will not meet with ultra-right party

Prague, 2.4.2013 23:01, (ROMEA) In response to the press release from the Konexe civic association of 30 March 2013 ( I would like to state that the Czech Government Agency for Social Inclusion has never met with representatives of the Workers' Social Justice Party (Dělnická strana sociální spravedlnost), is not meeting with them and will not meet with them in future. The main reasons are the following:  full story

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Czech NGO: Town of Krupka discussing Romani integration with ultra-right party, not with Romani residents

Krupka, 2.4.2013 22:17, (ROMEA) The following is a press release from the Konexe NGO:  full story

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Czech ultra-right holds yet another rally full of untruths

Nejdek, 25.3.2013 22:00, (ROMEA) Promoters of the right-wing extremist Workers' Social Justice Party (Dělnická strana sociální spravedlnosti - DSSS) continued their never-ending electoral campaign last Saturday in the Czech town of Nejdek. Police officers were posted to monitor all of the roads and the center of Nejdek was empty. The ultra-right extremists met at the train station, marched from there to the center of town, and held their rally.  full story

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Utilities cut to occupied residential hotel in Czech town

Ústí nad Labem, 1.2.2013 17:03, (ROMEA) The situation of the very poorest people living at the residential hotel on Čelakovského street in the Czech town of Ústí nad Labem remains critical. The CPI Byty company, which owns the building in the Krásné Březno quarter, has ended its contract with the business leasing it. This morning an extended deadline by which the people living in the building were to move out expired with people still in the building - not just the occupants themselves, but also activists from the Housing for All initiative (Iniciativa Bydlení pro všechny) who came to help them. In a press release, the town of Ústí has stated that the families got themselves into this bad situation through their own actions.  full story

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Czech Republic: Zeman wins first round in some Romani neighborhoods

Chanov/Prague, 14.1.2013 1:08, (ROMEA) In the historically first direct election of the president in the Czech Republic, candidate Miloš Zeman won most of the votes cast at the Chanov housing estate in the town of Most. Voter turnout was extremely low, with only 59 voters casting ballots, a mere 6.43 % of those eligible.  full story

Czech Government Human Rights Commissioner: Roma people faced unprecedented pressure from extremists in Krupka

Prague, 13.4.2011 16:57, (ROMEA) Press release on the events that occurred during the assembly of the Workers' Social Justice Party in Krupka on Saturday, 9 April 2011  full story

Czech court gives Slovak neo-Nazi six month suspended sentence for hate speech

Teplice, 12.4.2011 15:37, (ROMEA) Today the Teplice District Court handed down a criminal injunction against a 62-year-old man from Slovakia for a speech he gave on Saturday in Krupka during a rally for the Workers' Social Justice Party (Dělnická strana sociální spravedlnosti - DSSS). The court said his speech incited hatred against members of a particular ethnicity. News server reports that the man left the court with a six month sentence suspended for two years and promised to leave the Czech Republic as quickly as possible.  full story

Czech activists demand explanation for Saturday's police brutality against religious services

Ústí nad Labem, 12.4.2011 15:06, (ROMEA) The "We Don't Want Neo-Nazis in Ústí!" Initiative has published 10 fundamental criticisms of the approach taken by the repressive units of the Czech Police against a peaceful religious meeting last Saturday in Krupka. News server publishes that text in full below:  full story

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