Austria: The alleged ill-treatment of Violetta J.

Index Number: EUR 13/004/1996

There is concern at reports that police on 25 April 1996 allegedly hit Violetta J., a Roma, and subjected her to racist abuse while police were in her flat looking for her husband. The information on this case comes from a statement made to the non-governmental organization Romano Centro and from medical certificates. Amnesty International is urging the authorities to investigate the alleged ill-treatment and to bring to justice anyone found responsible.

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