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Murders Anti-Romani pogrom in Ostrava, August 2013.

In 2013, there was one case of murder on racial grounds on the 24th of May, a group of Czechs – sausage vendors in Teplice after a conflict with a group of Roma racially motivated to beat one of them, a 49-year-old Roma Ivan Vivid. The attackers stabbed him 21 times after which he died. According to witnesses, the killers shouted out Nazi slogans, shouting “Heil Hitler” and raised their hands in a Nazi salute”. Attackers themselves argue that it was a domestic conflict on the basis of theft and they were themselves victims of a crime.

On June 19, 2021, Stanislav Tomas Roma died during a police intervention against him in the city of Teplice. According to a video recording of the detention published by the Romea.cz news server, three police officers used force against him. The video shows Stanislav Tomas lying on the ground, with one of the police officers kneeling on his neck throughout the intervention. On 26 July, the Police Inspectorate told Amnesty International that the police had intervened because of Tomasz's aggressive behavior. In July, the home secretary said that an autopsy found a drug overdose as a possible cause of death and that police did not restrict breathing or blood flow. In December, the Deputy People's Defender of Rights published her investigation into the case, which found that the police had made significant mistakes during the intervention. In particular, she noted that the police had not ensured that their methods of coercion did not cause disproportionate harm.

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