One charged with hate crimes over extremist commercial

Police have charged one person with defamation and hate crimes over election commercials run by a right-wing extremist party on Czech Television earlier this year. The commercial, which offered a “final solution to the Gypsy question” ahead of elections to the European Parliament in May, was broadcast once on Czech Television before it was pulled and criminal charges were filed against the party. The accused faces from six months to three years of prison if convicted.