Ukrainian national acquitted in connection with death of Romany

The Regional Court in Brno has acquitted a Ukrainian national of charges of manslaughter over the  death of a Romany man who died last year after a fight near the Brno dam. The court ruled that the Ukrainian national had acted in self-defense. The judge said the evidence pointed to the fact that a group of people, including the young Romany, were rowdy and troubling passengers on a tram which led the Ukrainian man to come to their defense and ask the group to calm down. When he got off the tram the group followed and attacked him. The incident has led to tensions between Ukrainians and the local Roma community.