Detectives in Vysočina region are investigating a violent attack on a Romani family that may have been racially motivated. Petr Šváb of the Jihlava Police made the announcement earlier this week at a conference on extremism organized by the Vysočina Regional Authority. The incident occurred last year. The regional edition of Deník is reporting that Šváb did not want to reveal more details.
“I don’t want to talk about it yet, because it is a complicated case and we have not managed to prove racial motivation for the time being,” Šváb told the Jihlava edition of Deník. He mentioned the case during a discussion with conference attendees who wanted to know whether extremists have been committing violence in the region.
The aim of the conference, which was supported by the Czech Education Ministry and the European Union, was to draw attention to extremism, which could become increasingly important given the current social situation in the region. Organizers also wanted to present the issue comprehensively with respect to the theoretical side and to familiarize participants with current trends and developments in extremism in the Czech Republic.