Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Letter to the Editor: Skinhead beatings too common

Dear Editor,

Thanks for bringing up the story of the student, who was beaten by skinheads, in your newspaper [Vol. 5, No. 39, "Beating scares foreign students," by Chris Togneri].

There have been lots of attacks on foreign students ever since my arrival in this country in 1992. We foreign students once held a demonstration to protest against the behaviour of skinheads and the police respectively. Besides, most Slovaks do not pitch in to stop these attacks on foreigners.

There have been cases where students have transferred to other countries to further their education because of these assaults. One Zimbabwean student committed suicide about two years ago after sustaining head injuries in a skinhead attack. I hope that through your newspaper a solution may be found.

Maurice Kofi Tsagli
Bratislava, Slovakia

Top stories

Crematorium in Bratislava is an architectural revelation Photo

Those who have experienced farewells in other crematoria know what makes it special. Now the best work by the architect Ferdinand Milučký is getting a monograph

Crematorium in Bratislava by architect Ferdinand Milučký

What kind of expectations do some Slovaks have for world leaders?

Among EU member states, opinions of the United States declined in all but two — Poland (which makes some sense) and Slovakia (which does not).

Donald Trump

Crates and boxes. Slovaks discover new ways of grocery shopping

Farmer’s boxes are gaining customers in Slovakia as people slowly become more conscious about quality and the origin of the food they eat.

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava Video

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between January 19 and January 28, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

Scandi 4