Search
28.7.2015
NEWS

HISTORY

TRADITIONS, CULTURE

PERSONALITIES

USEFUL CONTACTS

PHOTOS OF THE ROMA

VARIOUS

RADIO PRAGUE










Česky English Deutsch Francais
Human rights court rules against Czech police in detainee’s death
16-02-2012 - Christian Falvey

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Czech investigators made mistakes in the case of a Roma man who apparently committed suicide while in custody. The court awarded roughly half a million crowns to the man’s family in compensation for damages, on the grounds that his death was never thoroughly and independently investigated. The 2002 case involved a 23-year-old Roma man suspected of having stolen a videotape recorder. After several hours in detention he leapt from an eight-metre high window while being escorted. Lawyers from the League of Human Rights argued that the investigation had been carried out by the same police officers who had the man in custody and failed to describe what had gone on during the six hours he was detained. The European court found that he police had erred in not using handcuffs and leading the man past a window without bars.

Article
Format for printing
Send as e-mail

Also in section "News"
08.07.15  US State Department: Czech Republic still discriminating against Roma minority
05.06.15  Council of Europe secretary general on visit to Prague
28.05.15  Number of ghettos up as poor move away from urban centres
23.04.15  Amnesty International: Czech schools discriminate and segregate Roma children
20.04.15  Czech Roma police officer to receive Order of the British Empire
17.04.15  Czech Roma to receive OBE from Queen Elizabeth II
09.04.15  Roma Inclusion Special Grant Competition
08.04.15  Joint Embassies’ Statement for International Roma Day
09.03.15  Poll suggests Czechs less inclined to favour Romanies, Russians and Arabs
24.02.15  Roma drama Cesta Ven (The Way Out) biggest winner at Czech Lions
Archive of the section

Most popular articles
448689   26.02.00 Some Basic Information about the Roma Population in the Czech Republic
269735   27.01.05 The 'Devouring': A look at the Romani Holocaust
129864   26.02.00 The History and Origin of the Roma
116202   26.02.02 The Language of the Roma
96603   02.06.03 The Roma Holocaust
82683   21.02.04 Extreme right activists demonstrate for skinhead in jail
82419   26.02.00 The Traditional Family Life of the Czech Roma
75239    World famous Roma Personalities
74018   13.06.00 The History of the Roma Minority in the Czech Republic
64650    Photographs by Romani Children
Copyright © Český rozhlas / Czech Radio, 1997-2015
Vinohradská 12, 120 99 Praha 2, Czech Republic
E-mail: info@romove.cz