Police Officer Beats Czech Human Rights Official During Demonstration
13 November 2006
During a demonstration against a neo-Nazi gathering in Prague on 1 May 2006, a police officer physically attacked Ms Katarina Jaques, a senior official in the Czech government's Office for Roma Affairs, according to a May 2 report by Radio Prague. According to Ms Jaques' statement, the officer pushed her to the ground, kicked her and beat her with a truncheon. The officer then handcuffed her and took her for away questioning. Radio Prague reported that the police officer was suspended from duty pending an investigation into the incident.