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First punishment in Mariatchi fights is €400 fine for kicking in the head

PROFFESIONAL soldier Tomáš S. admitted his guilt in beating attack at the Mariatchi bar in downtown Nitra in October 2013. Now he has to pay fine €400 for two kicks to the head of one Mariatchi customer while the attacked man was lying on the ground unable to protect himself, Sme daily website reported on October 20.

PROFFESIONAL soldier Tomáš S. admitted his guilt in beating attack at the Mariatchi bar in downtown Nitra in October 2013. Now he has to pay fine €400 for two kicks to the head of one Mariatchi customer while the attacked man was lying on the ground unable to protect himself, Sme daily website reported on October 20.

Further, the soldier must pay compensations to the social insurance company Všeobecná zdravotná poisťovňa for treatment costs reaching €12.6. His lawyer said that Tomáš S. is sincerely sorry for attack.

The prosecutor discarded the fined attacker from the main group of accused people who face 12 years behind bars for serious physical harm. It is because the soldier withdrew from the initial clash and was not involved in further, more serious attacks, according to Sme.

The story of what has been described as attacks by neo-Nazis emerged only after the Sme published a video of the first attack caught by a municipal security street camera in late January 2014. The footage shows a group of men attacking patrons of the Mariatchi bar, a popular student hangout in downtown Nitra, with the assailants kicking one victim in the head repeatedly. The incident was reportedly just one in a series of similar attacks.

Later, on New Year’s Eve, Mariatchi customers were attacked by neo-Nazis from Walhala, a neighbouring club. Though officially listed as a “private card-playing club”, according to Mariatchi owner Radovan Richtárik, it is a pub whose clientele regularly get drunk and misbehave, as reported by Sme. Richtárik’s leg was broken in the New Year’s Eve assault.

(Source: Sme)

Compiled by Roman Cuprik from press reports
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