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Janov residents petition Czech PM over "gypsies"

7.3.2015 0:10, (ROMEA) Residents of the Janov housing estate in the town of Litvínov who are calling themselves the "decent majority" have sent a petition to Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka. The residents are asking the state to aggressively intervene in their neighborhood.  full story

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Czech firm only rents ghetto apartments to Romani tenants

Litvínov, 5.6.2014 19:39, (ROMEA) Romani people belong in the ghetto, not among "normal people". According to the testimony of several Romani residents of the Czech town of Litvínov, that seems to be the motto of the private real estate firm CPI BYTY these days.  full story

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Czech Republic: Ultra-right was alone at the Janov housing estate this year

Litvínov, 18.11.2013 15:32, (ROMEA) Czech neo-Nazi activist Jiří Šlégr announced to authorities earlier this year that on Sunday, 17 November 2013, in honor of the state holiday officially called the Day of the Fight for Freedom and Democracy, an assembly that he called a "March against Crime and Police Brutality" would be held in the town of Litvínov to commemorate the events of 2008 there, when ultra-right demonstrators and police engaged in bloody clashes at the Janov housing estate. This year's march was planned to begin at the train station and to head toward Janov, stopping at a particular traffic circle to light candles at the places where some of those clashes occurred and then ending in front of a local elementary school after some speeches.  full story

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Czech Republic: Police harass local Roma in Litvínov, young woman victim of police brutality

Litvínov - Janov, 11.7.2013 0:39, (ROMEA) The Janov housing estate in Litvínov primarily became known to the rest of the country in 2008. In the autumn of that year, right-wing extremists went on a series of sprees of violence and attempted pogroms against local Romani residents there while some of the residents of Czech nationality applauded them. (For background information, please see  full story

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Commentary: How to produce disinformation in the Czech media

Prague, 8.4.2013 20:48, (ROMEA) "‘When I grow up, I want to be on welfare,’ wish poor children from the Romani ghettos”. So reads the headline of a particular article published on news server here in the Czech Republic several days ago.  full story

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videoCzech court upholds acquittal, light sentence for assailants of human rights monitor

Most, 26.3.2013 1:04, (ROMEA) An appeals court has once again reviewed the November 2008 assault of activist Ondřej Cakl during a neo-Nazi demonstration at the Janov housing estate in Litvínov. The court did not accept Cakl's reasoning and has upheld the sentence handed down against one of the assailants by the first-instance court. The appeals court also upheld the acquittal of a second alleged assailant  full story

Commentary: Why the Czech Police failed at Litvínov

Prague, 15.1.2011 21:25, (Právo) Eighteen years ago, human rights activist Ondřej Cakl was standing out in front of a rural pub as members of the extreme right were holding an "invitation-only" concert inside. Members of the police had arrived on the scene at Cakl's insistence, and he was pointing the skinheads out to them through the window: "There, there, they're giving the Nazi salute!" The police officers, however, said: "We don't see anything." One, turning to his colleague, asked, "Franta, do you see anything?" He didn't.  full story

Czech Helsinki Committee: Police fail to investigate attack on human rights activist

Prague, 7.1.2011 17:58, (ROMEA) The Czech Helsinki Committee is criticizing the approach taken by police toward the investigation of an attack on activist Ondřej Cakl by extremists. The incident occurred during a march by promoters of the now-banned Workers' Party through the town of Litvínov on 17 November 2008. The committee says the criminal justice authorities have completely failed to meet their obligations.  full story

More social workers needed at Czech Romany housing estate

Prague, 26.2.2009 21:55, (ROMEA) The increasing of the number of social workers at the Janov housing estate in Litvinov, north Bohemia, that is mostly inhabited by Romanies, is one of the measures recommended by an analysis aimed to improve the situation at Janov that Jozef Murin presented to journalists today.  full story

Czech town evicts two Romany families over debts

Litvinov, 2.2.2009 18:55, (ROMEA) Litvinov authorities evicted two Romany families for not paying the rent during the weekend from the ill-famed housing estate Janov, town hall spokeswoman Margita Chalasova told CTK today.  full story

Ultra right's event in Litvinov unacceptable - Czech minister

Prague, 26.1.2009 10:32, (ROMEA) Michael Kocab, the new Czech minister in charge of human rights and minorities, today labelled "totally unacceptable" the event the far-right Workers' Party (DS) staged in Janov, Romany-populated housing estate in the north Bohemian town Litvinov, on Saturday.  full story

Far-right DS, Romanies believe Czech town leaders should resign

Most/Litvinov, 26.1.2009 10:31, (ROMEA) Tomas Vandas, head of the Czech far-right Workers' Party, as well as local Romanies believe that the municipal councillors in Litvinov should resign over their failure to solve problems in Janov, a housing estate with prevailing unadaptable residents, mainly Romanies.  full story

No incident during Czech far-right patrol's march through Janov

Janov/Litvínov, 24.1.2009 15:07, (ROMEA) No incidents occurred during today's march of the ultra-right Workers' Party's (DS) "patrol" through Janov, Litvinov's housing estate with a number of unadaptable inhabitants, mainly Romanies, which the DS staged because of the town hall's alleged neglect of local problems.  full story

Czech town exerting intensive efforts to solve Romany problems

Litvinov, 13.1.2009 21:23, (ROMEA) The Litvinov Town Hall is exerting intensive efforts to solve the situation at the Janov housing estate inhabited mainly by Romanies where there are problems between old-time residents and socially unadaptable households, Litvinov Mayor Milan Stovicek told CTK today.  full story

Hundreds of Czechs demonstrate against racism, neo-Nazism

Prague, 11.12.2008 14:59, (ROMEA - VIDEO) About four hundred Czechs took part in the "Stop to Nazism - Let's put neo-Nazis into the spotlight" demonstration this evening staged by the Tolerance and Civic Society civic association monitoring the activities of neo-Nazis and far-right groups' supporters.  full story

Czech far right radicals unlikely to return to Litvinov this year

Litvínov/Janov, 10.12.2008 15:00, (ROMEA) Czech far-right radicals who undertook several marches aimed against Romanies in Litvinov in October and November where they clashed with the police have reportedly agreed not to return to Litvinov's Janov housing estate populated mainly by Romanies till the end of this year.  full story

Open Letter: Reasons behind the proposal to remove Dr. Džamila Stehlíková from her ministerial post

Prague, 4.12.2008 16:35, (ROMEA) Honorable Prime Minister, During the past few days I have transmitted through the media the stance arrived at by a recent meeting of prominent members of the Romani community and activists regarding the latest developments concerning the Roma-occupied Janov housing estate, namely, that Madame Minister Džamila Stehlíková has not fulfilled her role, that she does not have a grasp of the situation, and that it would be appropriate for her to leave office, not only for Romani community matters to be addressed, but especially for them to be resolved.  full story

Czech town hall against Romany activists in Litvinov

Litvinov, 4.12.2008 10:13, (ROMEA) Litvinov does not want to resolve the problems in the housing estate Janov, with a large Romany population, with the help of Czech Romany activists, Deputy Mayor Martin Klika (Social Democrats, CSSD) told CTK today.  full story

Czech extremists apply for series of demonstrations in Litvinov

Litvínov, 2.12.2008 20:13, (ROMEA) Petr Kotab, deputy chairman of the Czech far-right Workers' Party (DS), submitted applications for a series of demonstrations at the Litvinov town hall today, Kotab told CTK.  full story

Czech Romanies call for minister Stehlikova's dismissal

Prague, 28.11.2008 21:36, (ROMEA) Czech Romany representatives today called for the dismissal of minister in charge of ethnic minorities and human rights Dzamila Stehlikova over her failure to resolve the situation at Litvinov's Janov housing estate, Iveta Demeterova, from Dzeno association, told CTK.  full story

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