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Romea.cz – Analysis: Czech media baiting Romani family attacked by ultra-right arsonists

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Baiting and revenge are the only way to describe the ongoing stalking of the family of Pavel Kudrik and Anna Siváková, who were attacked in Vítkov in 2009 by ultra-right arsonists who have since been convicted. The family has been put through a great deal since those events. The Czech media are now covering the fact that they have been subjected to collections proceedings – proceedings they have only learned of from journalists. According to the collections agents’ chamber, in addition to one proceeding that has been resolved, they may have two more such proceedings ahead of them.

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This life of this Romani family has been brutally violated by murderous arsonists, but the media are not interested in the fact that little Natálie will soon have to go for another of many operations. They are not interested in the fact that the arsonists, who according to the verdict against them are to pay Natálie CZK 9.5 million and her parents CZK 72 000, have not paid the family a single crown yet. However, the media are interested in the fact that the family has not paid these alleged debts. The house the family now lives in was bought by people taking up a collection, which is interesting for the media, as it attracts readers and viewers to whom they can communicate that the people who contributed toward buying that house were chumps who should make sure they never participate in anything like that again.

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