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.

(Radio Prague)


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