Eviction of Romanies was not illegal

The police have concluded that the eviction of several dozen Romany families from the centre of Vsetin was not in violation of the law. The eviction was ordered by then mayor Jiri Cunek, currently deputy prime minister and head of the Christian Democratic Party. At the time of the eviction a group of Romanies filed a criminal complaint against Mr. Cunek accusing him of abuse of power, defamation of race and slander. The police say Mr. Cunek committed none of the mentioned crimes and have closed the case.