Man sentenced to four years for attack against Roma

The Regional Court in Prague sentenced a young man to four years in prison for an arson attack on Romanies in Bychory, Central Bohemia, last year. The other three accused were given suspended sentences.The defendant who was found guilty threw a Molotov cocktail into a house inhabited by Romanies, according to the charges. He faced up to 12 years in prison for an attempt at causing a grievous bodily harm and his accomplices faced up to three years for violence against a group of inhabitants and an individual. Wednesday’s verdict can be appealed.

Author: Jan Velinger