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Slovakia must urgently investigate allegations of arbitrary use of force by police against Roma in the village of Vrbnica

, Index number: EUR 72/1403/2015

Amnesty International calls on the Minister of Interior to urgently carry out a thorough investigation into the police raid targeting Romani residents in the village of Vrbnica in eastern Slovakia, carried out on 2 April. The organization learned that during the action the state police arbitrarily beat up to 19 individuals. Following the raid, 16 residents, including the mayor, filed criminal complaints against the police. At least 10 of them were injured.

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