Skinheads Attack Romani Wedding in Czech Republic
07 February 2004
According to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) of September 23, 2003, a 35-year-old Romani bridegroom was hospitalised after a group of skinheads attacked his wedding party on September 20, 2003 in the northwestern Czech village Nové Hamry. The bridegroom reportedly suffered a concussion and others in attendance received minor injuries. The police, who are investigating the incident as a racially motivated crime, arrested three suspects, according to RFE/RL. On November 26, 2003, the Prague-based Romani organisation Committee for the Redress of the Romani Holocaust (VPORH) informed the ERRC that approximately 20 skinheads participated in the attack, including the co-founder of Blood and Honour, a neo-nazi group.