Arsonists guilty of firebomb attack on Roma home get early release

Two neo-Nazi arsonists convicted of firebombing a Roma family’s home in 2009 have been released early from prison. Václav Cojocaru and Ivo Müller got out on probation on Tuesday after serving 13 years of a 20-year sentence for multiple attempted racially motivated murder. A district court ruled they could get early release last week.

The attack in the Moravian town of Vítkov left three members of the Roma family injured. Then two-year-old Natália was left with burns on 80 percent of her body and without three fingers. She has since undergone over 100 operations.

Two others convicted over the crime remain in prison.

Author: Ian Willoughby