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Slovak Police assaulted young children and others using batons in the Romani settlement of Zborov on 16 April 2017. An older woman who was not participating in any conflict was pushed to the ground by officers. Video footage of the raid was published at the end of May by the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC). (PHOTO:  Collage by Romea.cz)
Slovak Police assaulted young children and others using batons in the Romani settlement of Zborov on 16 April 2017. An older woman who was not participating in any conflict was pushed to the ground by officers. Video footage of the raid was published at the end of May by the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC). (PHOTO: Collage by Romea.cz)

videoSlovakia: Romani residents of Zborov tell Romea.cz that police beat children, pregnant women, threatened retribution if video released

12.6.2017 8:16 News server Romea.cz has visited the settlement of Zborov, Slovakia to investigate how police officers there performed a recent intervention against its Romani residents. On 16 April, officers were filmed using their batons to assault young children and others there.
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Slovakia: Romani residents of Zborov give testimony about police brutality

1.6.2017 7:03 On Wednesday, 24 May, video footage of the disproportionate police intervention against the Romani residents of Zborov, Slovakia, made the rounds of the online social
networking sites. The intervention happened on 16 April, when police were called to the scene of a brawl.  full story

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videoSlovakia: Romani politician says if video of police brutality did not exist, authorities would probably have never investigated

28.5.2017 13:19 Peter Pollák, the former Rapporteur to the Government of the Slovak Republic on the Romani Community, said at a press conference on 25 May broadcast through his Facebook page that it is essential that video cameras be made part of police officers' uniforms in order to assess whether officers have used force without grounds. The Romani politician said that four years after promises by Slovak Police Director Tibor Gašpar and Slovak Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák to introduce such video cameras, it has still not happened.  full story




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