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Romani commentator Miroslav Kováč, Czech Republic.
Romani commentator Miroslav Kováč, Czech Republic.

Miroslav Kováč: Longtime racist politician hands out matches during Czech elections

26.9.2016 12:49 Liana Janáčková is a former Senator and longtime Mayor of the Municipal Department of Mariánské Hory in the City of Ostrava who is primarily infamous for her blatantly extremist position toward the Romani minority, and she is running for the Senate again this year. This time around she is running for the INDEPENDENTS (NEZÁVISLÍ) movement in the Ostrava-město precinct, while at the same time, in the elections to the Regional Authority, she is heading the candidate list for that movement in the Moravian-Silesian Region.  full story

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Czech presidential candidate: We must understand the specifics of each minority

Prague, 7.1.2013 16:52, (ROMEA) News server Romea.cz has prepared a questionnaire for candidates running in what will be the first-ever direct election of the president of the Czech Republic. We asked all of the candidates, among other things, about their strategies for addressing the issue of social exclusion and their opinions on the integration of the Romani minority, particularly on how they intend to achieve improvements in that direction. We were also interested in their approach toward right-wing extremists, toward the issue of segregating pupils in primary schools, and toward the case of the pig farm located on the site of a WWII-era forced labor camp for Romani people.  full story

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Czech Senator Čunek chairing Senate Subcommittee on Human Rights

Prague, 10.12.2012 16:58, (ROMEA) Czech Senator Jiří Čunek has been appointed chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Human Rights and Equal Opportunity, which some may find a surprising choice. The appointment took place on 6 December when the Senate approved the change. Čunek will now take over the subcommittee, replacing former chair Miluše Horská, who has been elected Vice-Chair of the Senate.  full story

Czech senator not to be prosecuted over her words about Romanies

Prague, 24.4.2008 19:56, (ROMEA/CTK) Czech Senator Liana Janackova (for the Independents movement) will not be prosecuted over her controversial statements about a group of Romanies in Ostrava, north Moravia, as the Senate refused to strip her of immunity as an MP today.  full story

Czech local councillor prosecuted for racist statements

Ostrava, 22.4.2008 13:46, (ROMEA/CTK) The Ostrava state attorney's office has brought charges against former deputy mayor of Ostrava's district Jiri Jizersky for racist statements about Romanies, spokesman David Bartos told CTK today.  full story

Czech senator considers her words on Romanies political statement

Prague, 16.3.2008 18:11, (ROMEA/CTK) Czech Senator Liana Janackova (for Independents) has compared her controversial words on some Romanies in Ostrava, north Moravia, over which she faces prosecution, to a political proclamation, she told Prima TV today.  full story

Czech senator Janackova's deputy suspected of racism too

Ostrava, 11.3.2008 10:03, (ROMEA/CTK) The Czech police have accused Jiri Jezersky (Independents), former deputy mayor of an Ostrava district, of defamation of a nation, ethnic group, race and religion, the daily Pravo writes today.  full story

Czech senators to deal with Janackova's case next week

Prague, 10.3.2008 17:56, (ROMEA) The Czech Senate immunity committee is likely to start discussing the case of Senator Liana Janackova (the Independents), suspected of racist utterances, next week, the committee deputy chairman Miloslav Pelc told CTK today.  full story

Czech senator may face accusation for racist utterances

Ostrava, 9.3.2008 23:18, (ROMEA/CTK) Liana Janackova, a Czech independent senator, might face accusations over the racist utterances she made in her capacity of Ostrava-Marianske Hory district mayor in 2006, the Internet server iHNed says today, citing the Hospodarske noviny daily issue to appear on Monday.  full story

Czech police investigate town official's statements on Romanies

Breclav, South Moravia, 23.8.2007 15:58, (ROMEA/CTK) The Czech police have launched investigation of Tomas Nepras, a member of Breclav's municipal assembly, over his alleged labelling Romanies as "black scoundrels," the Internet server Aktualne.cz reported today.  full story

Six Czech unemployed Romanies accept jobs within EU project

Ostrava, 7.8.2007 18:11, (CTK) Six Romanies from Ostrava's Bedriska vicinity, notorious for conflicts between Romanies and the majority population members, have accepted the local mayor's offer to work on the locality's maintenance, the Romany Civic Groups' Association (AROS) head Petr Krones has told CTK.  full story

Czech senators inspect Romany settlement over racism

Ostrava, North Moravia, 1.8.2007 20:02, (CTK) Three senators for the Independents (SNK), today visited Bedriska, a neighbourhood in Ostrava, notorious for conflicts between majority society and Romanies, to check whether racism exists there.  full story

Czech Romanies should work - successful Romany

Prague, 21.7.2007 19:16, (CTK) People living on welfare should be forced to work, Vojtech Lavicka, an excellent Czech Romany violinist of the group Gipsy.cz, tells the daily Mlada fronta Dnes today. Instead of constant lamentations, Romanies should do something, Lavicka, 35, adds.  full story

Czech senator's anti-Romany rhetoric checked by police

Ostrava, 20.7.2007 15:33, (CTK) The Ostrava detectives have been dealing with what some call racist statements against Romanies made by Czech senator and mayor of district Marianske Hory a Hulvaky Liana Janackova (for Independents, SNK), local state attorney's spokesman David Bartos told CTK today.  full story

Racism and xenophobia are returning to the Czech political scene

Prague, 19.7.2007 9:53, (CTK) Racism and xenophobia are returning to the Czech political scene, Petr Kolar writes in Lidove noviny. When the notorious era of Miroslav Sladek, leader of the far-right Republicans, and his populist shouting of racist statements ended a couple of years ago, it seemed that the times of such parties are over, writes Kolar.  full story

Romany association files complaint against Czech senator

Prague, 18.7.2007 17:58, (CTK) The Czech Romany civic association Romea today filed a criminal complaint against senator Liana Janackova (for Independents, SNK) over her statements about Romanies, Romea's head Zdenek Rysavy told CTK today.  full story

Czech senator not to resign over her words on Romanies - Sobotka

Prague, 18.7.2007 15:37, (CTK) Senator Liana Janackova (for the Independents, SNK) does not plan to resign as deputy head of the human rights committee over her strong words about Romanies, Senate chairman Premysl Sobotka (Civic Democrats, ODS) told CTK today after meeting Janackova.  full story

Czech senator's statements on Romanies too strong - group

Prague, 17.7.2007 17:55, (CTK) The statements about Romanies some call racist by Czech senator Liana Janackova (for the Independents, SNK) are inappropriate, Josef Novotny, chairman of the SNK senators' group, told journalists today.However, the group did not call on her to resign from the post of deputy chairwoman of the Senate committee for human rights, Novotny said.  full story

Czech senator may lose post due to statements about Romanies

Prague, 17.7.2007 16:19, (CTK) zech senator Liana Janackova (for the Independents, SNK) should leave her post of deputy chairwoman of Senate committee for human rights over her statements about Romanies, some call racist, representatives of most senators' groups told CTK today.  full story

Most Romanies cause problems, disrespect laws - Czech senator

Prague, 13.7.2007 19:00, (ČTK) Czech senator Liana Janackova (for the Independents movement) said today a majority of Romanies cause problems in coexistence with the others, do not respect laws, and therefore law is often unenforceable in their case. Janackova, who was answering iDnes server readers' questions, said that "upside down discrimination" is often evident in the Czech Republic.  full story

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