Musicians from a group called M.S. Band from the northern Slovak town of Martin were arrested and taken into custody on suspicion of inciting racial hatred, police sources said.
The three musicians were arrested on June 10, and officers confirmed that during house searches several CDs, tapes, and videos were found expressing racist sentiments.
"The music on the tapes had racist lyrics," said officer Miloš Mikula.
The three men, aged between 24 and 26, may be sentenced to up to eight years in jail if found guilty.
Compiled by Martina Pisárová from press reports.
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12. Jun 2003 at 13:18