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Czech Republic: Concerns over possible unlawful killing by the police

, Index number: EUR 71/4329/2021

Following the death of a Roma man after a police intervention against him in the Czech town of Teplice, Amnesty International calls on the Czech authorities to carry out an immediate, impartial and thorough investigation of the police action. Amnesty International considers that the neck restraint technique used by the police during the arrest was reckless, unnecessary and disproportionate, and therefore unlawful. Amnesty International further calls on the Czech authorities to prohibit the use of such technique as a means of control, as it severely restricts breathing.

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