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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

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