The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) reported eight physical assaults, two of which involved serious bodily injury, and five cases of arson, all of which involved the throwing of Molotov cocktails at Roma homes. One arson attack injured 14 people and was publicly denounced by the then-Prime Minister; the perpetrators were apprehended, convicted and sentenced.
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Report Data - Czech Republic - 2010
The government-run and Norwegian-funded Campaign Against Racism and Hate Violence has produced several methodological guidance documents for police on identifying and responding to hate crimes and dealing with hate crime victims. As part of the campaign, the civil society group IUSTITIA has trained 257 police officers, spokespersons and municipal police officers on hate crimes.
In October 2010, a Czech court found four men guilty of racially motivated attempted murder. The men were convicted of throwing Molotov cocktails into a house inhabited by Roma in Vitkov, resulting in a two-year-old child suffering severe burns. Three of the perpetrators were sentenced to 22-year prison terms and the other to a term of 20 years.