In September 2020 the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg decided on police violence against two Romani men from Moldava nad Bodvou they faced during police raid in 2013 in a local Roma marginalised community in Eastern Slovakia. The court ruled that Slovak state authorities violated both their right to protection from police violence and their right to its effective investigation. However, in Slovak courts they both have been facing criminal charges of false allegations against police officers who have committed violence against them.        

In this regard, we welcome today’s decision of the Košice court.