Slovakia: Roma exclusion and the dark side of democracy BERNARD RORKE 29 April 2016

On April 1, Slovak Interior Ministry investigators stopped prosecutions in all cases against police officers and announced that there was no torture, no illegal entry into homes and no inappropriate coercion during a notoriously violent police raid in the Roma settlement of Budulovská in the town of Moldava nad Bodvou in Moldava back in June 2013. 
The earlier decision by the prosecutor to shut down the investigation into police brutality prompted protests from the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) in a case which was described by the Ombudswoman as “shameful for Slovakia.” 
ERRC President Đorđe Jovanović, said, “Once again the justice system in Slovakia has failed its Romani citizens. This conclusion is completely at odds with the evidence and the opinion of many international observers.”