Prague Supreme Court raises sentences for brutal machete attack

The Prague Supreme Court has raised the sentences for a brutal machete attack on people in a bar in Novy Bor following an appeal by the perpetrators. The court handed Vojtech Husak a 17.5 year sentence in place of the 16 year sentence he appealed, and sent Antonin Sinu to 15 years in jail for attempted murder instead of the 3 years he received from a lower court in Liberec. Jakub Ziga’s 15 year sentence was upheld. The incident happened in August of 2011 after two young Romanies felt they had been slighted by some of the guests in the bar. They left and soon after five other Romanies appeared armed with machetes and knives and started attacking people in the bar at random. One man, who was attacked with a machete, nearly died of his injuries.