Three youths attack Romany couple in Prague centre

Prague, 4. 9. 2005, 17:54 (CTK)

Three young people attacked a Romany couple in the centre of Prague on Saturday night, the iDnes server has informed. The youths, probably skinheads, first assaulted the couple verbally and then physically attacked an 18-year-old pregnant young woman and her 21-year-old boyfriend. Both suffered light injuries. Police have detained the assailants, iDnes said.

The men aged 24, 21 and 19, have been charged with inflicting bodily harm and support and propaganda of movements aimed at suppressing the people's rights and freedoms, Prague police spokeswoman Iva Knolova told i-Dnes.

The couple was attacked near a refreshment stall. The perpetrators first assaulted the young man and when his girlfriend started to defend him, turned against her. The attacked were taken to hospital where they received a treatment and were released afterwards.