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Twelve arrested after attack on Roma community in South Moravia
01-09-1999
Radio Prague, September 1st - Police in South Moravia have arrested twelve people accused of carrying out a violent attack on a Roma community in the village of Ohrazenice.

Five people were injured and several cars were destroyed in the attack, according to a report by the commercial television station Nova. The station claimed that a local businessman had ordered the attack, in a bid to force the Roma families from their homes, which were part of property he had recently bought. According to TV Nova the incident was meant to look like an attack by skinheads. Most of the attackers have now confessed to police. They face up to three years in prison if convicted.



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