Over 1,500 compensation claims made by victims of forced sterilisation

The Ministry of Health has so far received more than 1,500 compensation claims from women, mostly from the Roma community, who underwent forced sterilisation between 1966 and 2012, the Czech News Agency reports. Just over half of the claims have been processed, with over 500 having been approved.

Victims have been able to apply for compensation in the amount of CZK 300,000 from the state under the law since last year. Compensation claims have to be made before the end of next year.

Author: Anna Fodor