Nightclub operator fined for refusing to serve Roma

The High Court in Olomouc has fined a night club operator in the north Moravian town of Ostrava because his establishment refused to serve some Roma customers. Jiri Ozdinec must now pay 5000 Czech crowns and send a written apology to each of three Romanies whom his staff would not serve when they entered his club six years ago. Mr Ozdinec had originally been ordered by a lower court to apologise and pay 50,000 crowns compensation but he appealed the verdict.

Author: Coilin O'Connor