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Amnesty International's annual report mentions Malinová case

Amnesty International’s 2006 report on the state of human rights around the world also included the case of the alleged ethnically-motivated attack against Hungarian-Slovak student Hedviga Malinová.

Malinová's name is not mentioned in the report but the police’s opinion that she made the entire attack up is quoted.

Two other cases in addition to Malinová's are also mentioned in the report. In one of these cases, police have already confirmed racial motivation behind the attacks.

The report’s section on Slovakia, dealt mainly with the situation of Slovak Roma. According to the report, as many as 75 percent of Roma households were dependent on state support in 2006. The report wrote that Roma are discriminated against in Slovak society and recommended that the government introduce legal mechanisms through which women who have been sterilised without their consent would be able to claim damages.

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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