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Press release: European Court in Strasbourg: Slovakia insufficiently investigated police violence against three Roma boys

Published: 04 / 02 / 2021 10:35

The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg (ECtHR) ruled on a case of police violence against three Roma boys that occurred in a police car during their transfer to a police station in Košice, Eastern Slovakia, in 2009. According to the ECtHR, the responsible state authorities did not sufficiently investigate the violence against them, thus violating their international human rights obligations. This is the incident that preceded further police violence, which they subsequently faced together with three other Roma boys during their detention at the Košice - South police station.