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Beaten Roma sues officers

A 31-YEAR-old Roma, Alexander Rezmüves, who says that local officers made him clean his own blood off the floor after they assaulted him at a police station in Rožňava, has pressed charges against the officers.

Following an argument with a local businessman, Rezmüves began kicking the tyres of the businessman's car.

When officers arrived on the scene, Rezmüves claimed, one said that "all Gypsies should be hanged".

"So I said all whites should be too. Then the police started punching me in the face," said Rezmüves

The violence continued during transport to and after arriving at the police station, said Rezmüves.

Rožňava police spokesman Peter Lenkey denied the accusations and said that police had used "appropriate restraining measures because he was actively resisting the officers".

He added that Rezmüves had had a blood alcohol level of 1.89 parts per thousand.

-Martina Pisárová

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