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Max Goeldi, who began serving a four month prison sentence this week, is thought to be a pawn in a diplomatic row between the two countries.
Representatives of the 47 member states gather in the Swiss resort of Interlaken this week for a two-day conference to discuss further reforms of the European Court of Human Rights.
Czech education authorities have said they will take measures to end the wrongful placing of Romani children in schools for pupils with "mild mental disabilities", in response to Amnesty International's report on the issue.
Leading human rights organizations have urged more European states to accept detainees held at the US detention centre at Guantánamo who cannot be returned to their countries of origin.