Czech police have shelved a case in Breclav, South Moravia, in which a local teenager (who suffered serious injury in a fall) claimed he had been beaten up by Romanies. The boy, who fell off a landing and lost a kidney, admitted to police later that he had made up the story for fear he would be punished at home. The case file will now head to the state prosecutor's office, where it will be decided whether the minor will himself face legal action. The boy's original story fuelled marked anti-Roma sentiment in the town and led to hundreds of locals demonstrating in the streets. The mother later apologised for her son's actions; she also returned funds that had been donated to help the injured boy.
Copyright (c) 2012 Radio Prague (Cesky Rozhlas 7 - Radio Praha) News Monday, July 16th, 2012
Am the only one who is baffled by (a) the case has been shelved and (b) the file will go to prosecutor's office ???