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Roma death referred to European Court

The European Roma Rights Centre in Budapest has turned to the European Court for Human Rights in Strasbourg in the case of a Slovak Roma who died in police custody in August 1999.

Ľubomír Šarišský, 21, had been suspected of stealing a bicycle. Local Slovak police brought him to the Poprad station, where he managed to grab a gun from a policeman and fatally shoot himself in the stomach, an official Slovak police report said.

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Threats have worked. People queued for COVID testing before the official start

The nationwide testing in Slovakia started with four districts in the north. Here is a report from the first day in Orava.

Bardejov

News digest: Testing is go, several MPs positive

Slovakia-style lockdown starts tomorrow. Take a look at the latest development in our news digest.

Disinfecting the testing site in Trstená, Orava.

Orava and Bardejov in the spotlight. Nationwide testing is go in four districts

Thousands of people turned out to get tested on the first day.

Testing in Oravský Podzámok, under Oravský Hrad castle.

No test, no work. Employees will have to take paid or unpaid leave

Those who will be quarantined with a positive test result will be entitled to pandemic sick leave.

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