Decisions reached on racist attack on U.S. citizen in Košice

The Košice I District Prosecutor's Office has reached a decision on the racially-motivated verbal attack on a U.S. citizen that took place there in April, spokesman Milan Filicko told the TASR newswire on August 6.

The Košice I District Prosecutor's Office has reached a decision on the racially-motivated verbal attack on a U.S. citizen that took place there in April, spokesman Milan Filicko told the TASR newswire on August 6.

Wilhelmina Denise Wilson, an African-American member of the Cassovia Košice Women's Basketball Team, was harassed and followed by two skinheads at a tram stop in the centre of Kosice.

The two men, 21-year-old Karol M. and 27-year-old Ivan S., were charged with making racially-motivated threats and with disturbing the peace. Ivan S., who agreed to co-operate, has been given a two-year suspended sentence and has been banned from coming within five metres of the victim. He will also have to make an official apology. Karol M. is awaiting trial on bail. If convicted of the charges, he could face up to three years in jail.

All the decisions made by the Prosecutor's Office still have to be confirmed by a court. TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

News digest: The Gale targets corruption, cabinet officially prolongs curfew

Slovakia learned about biggest corporate taxpayers, the president signed laws changing the minimum wage and 13th pensions. Read the latest news overview.

Mobile testing units were built in the Hviezdoslavovo Square in Bratislava.

The big testing: When and where to show up, and what if I don't want to? (FAQ)

Here is what we know about the practicalities of the nationwide testing so far. Testing also applies to foreigners and diplomats in Slovakia.

Pilot testing in Bardejov

Storm transforms into Gale. More judges and an influential businessman detained

The police raid related to corruption in Bratislava courts.

Businessman Zoroslav Kollár (l) was brought to NAKA.