Sentence for Police Officer Who Beat Czech Romani Boy Upheld

20 November 2007

According to a report by the Czech News Agency (CTK), former Brno police officer, Mr Pavel Kypr, will serve two years in prison for the beating and maltreatment of a 14-year-old Romani boy, as the Czech Supreme Court upheld their earlier ruling on the case. Mr Kypr, alongside colleague Pavel Trenz, wanted to avenge Mr Trenz's son for assault and robbery by a group of Romani teens. Although Mr Trenz was given the same sentence, he did not appeal as Mr Kypr did. Both men denied the incident, but forensic analysis provided proof that the boy's claims were valid: Their weapons had come into contact with the boy and their car had driven to the forest where the boy was beaten.



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