Eviction order remains in place for Roma ghetto|
The authorities in Ostrava say the eviction order for people living in
atrocious conditions in a Romany ghetto remains in place. An inspection on
Monday reportedly confirmed that the buildings are in a severe state of
disrepair and present a serious health hazard.
Some 100 people, most of them families with children, have refused to leave
their homes although the deadline for eviction expired last Saturday. They
have started minor repairs in the buildings in an effort to get the order
reversed. However the authorities claim that these repairs do not address
the main source of the problem –such as faults to the electricity circuit,
leaking waste water and mould-infested, damp interiors.