Amnesty criticises Czech politicians, Roma education

International human rights agency Amnesty International has criticized the position taken by Czech politicians on refugees and immigrants.

In its latest report on human rights, Amnesty said politicians, including the president and minister of interior, made xenophobic remarks last year.

The report also criticised the country for the unequal access of Roma to education and the long running failure to buy out a pig farm at the site of a WWII Roma camp used by the Nazis. An agreement to buy out the farm has since been signed.

Former interior minister Milan Chovanec said the Czech position saved the country from the biggest waves of immigrants. The president’s spokesman denounced the report as insignificant nonsense.

Author: Chris Johnstone