Violent attacks against Roma in Hungary: Time to investigate racial motivation

10 November 2010

Hungary: Violent attacks against Roma in Hungary: Time to investigate racial motivation

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Index Number: EUR 27/001/2010
Date Published: 10 November 2010
Categories: Hungary

Between January 2008 and August 2009 six Romani men, women and children were killed in a series of similar attacks in different parts of the country. In the same period, local NGOs recorded over 40 separate attacks on members of the Romani community. The report presents first-hand accounts from victims of these violent attacks that many in the community believe are motivated by racial prejudice. It highlights the Hungarian authorities' shortcomings in the investigation and prosecution of attacks against Roma.


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