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Police: Attack against foreigners was not racially motivated

The recent incident in Banská Štiavnica (in the Banska Bystrica region), where a group of 15-20 young men beat up a Czech Roma, his local girlfriend and two Georgians, was not racially motivated, Banská Bystrica Regional Police spokesperson Jana Vrbická told the TASR newswire on Monday, April 15. According to Vrbická, the fight was provoked.

The recent incident in Banská Štiavnica (in the Banska Bystrica region), where a group of 15-20 young men beat up a Czech Roma, his local girlfriend and two Georgians, was not racially motivated, Banská Bystrica Regional Police spokesperson Jana Vrbická told the TASR newswire on Monday, April 15. According to Vrbická, the fight was provoked.

"Details of the incident are still under investigation," she claimed. The police has registered three criminal complaints, filed by the assaulted as well as the alleged attackers.

In the wee hours of Saturday, April 6, two Georgians and a Czech Roma were attacked in front of the Pražovňa dance club in Banská Štiavnica. The Czech national was beaten up so severely that he became unconscious twice, while his girlfriend, a local, wound up with a broken nose. One Georgian is slated to undergo a CT examination to determine the extent of his head injuries.

(Source: TASR)
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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