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Germany Opens Memorial to Roma Holocaust Victims

Posted October 24th, 2012 at 4:00 am (UTC-5)
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is inaugurating a memorial to thousands of victims of the Holocaust who were ethnic Roma. Ms. Merkel opens the memorial Wednesday in Berlin, the German capital. The circular pool is located across the street from the German parliament building. The Nazis deemed the Roma, like the Jews, to be genetically inferior. […]

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OSCE: Recent Violence Against Roma Deeply Disturbing

Posted October 10th, 2011 at 7:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe calls recent violence against Europe’s Roma population deeply disturbing. OSCE national minorities chief Knut Vollebaek said Monday that violence and terror by extremists threaten the overall stability and credibility of a democratic Europe based on the rule of law. Vollebaek said the anti-Roma violence appears to be […]

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Violent Anti-Roma Protests Hit Bulgaria

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Around 2,200 protesters have demonstrated in 14 Bulgarian cities this week after a dispute between a Roma leader and villagers led to an outbreak of violence. More than 160 people were arrested during the protests against Bulgaria’s Roma, or Gypsy, minority. The unrest broke out after the death of a 19-year-old man, which some have […]

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Amnesty Slams Romania on Forced Evictions of Roma

Posted June 23rd, 2011 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Human rights group Amnesty International on Thursday criticized Romania for its practice of forced evictions of its minority Roma population. In a report released Thursday Amnesty said Roma families have been evicted from where they live because the legal system works against them. Amnesty researcher Barbora Cernusakova said the result is a de facto segregation […]

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