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Pula: Arrested man linked to murder of Roma children

Pula police in the Kavran neighborhood have arrested two people suspected of committing multiple crimes, from forging documents to extorting funds.

 

According to media reports, one of them is Nijaz Causevic - Medo (66), who is linked to the murder of Roma children in Bosnia during the war, with the second detainee allegedly his son.

 

According to media reports, Nijaz Causevic Medo admitted to taking part in the murders of Roma children for organ trafficking, but later denied it. The massacre took place in 1992 in the village of Sijkovica near Bosanski Brod, where the bodies were found and exhumed in 2004.

 

Lawyer Dusko Tomic claims that Causevic once confessed to him that members of the Croatian Armed Forces (HOS) killed Roma children who were traveling by bus from BiH to Western Europe. The children were allegedly taken out of organs that were later sold on the black market for human organs.

 

Causevic told Croatian media he had never heard of such a crime before, nor did he, but by personal confession, he could not enter BiH because he was declared a war criminal here.

 

Link: http://www.portal-udar.net/hrvatska-uhapsen-muskarac-koji-se-povezivao-s-ubistvima-romske-djece/

Silas Cropf: Because of 'Roma Stereotypes' I Hid My Identity

One of those who agreed to share their story with the German newspaper

Spiegel is also Silas Kropf. Until his teens, he kept to himself the fact that he was a Sinti, because it was related that his family was in exile during the Nazi era.

 

"My grandfather was afraid that such a thing might happen again, so we didn't show our culture openly to the outside world, and we only spoke German, not Roma. My family suffered major traumas during the Nazis.

 

My great-grandmother was also Sinti and had more brothers and sisters whose families were deported to the camps. Only a few returned - others were killed.

 

During his schooling, his identity as Sinti was kept secret by Silas. He cites collective mistrust in Germany's state institutions, which he believes were highly prejudiced against Roma and Sinti people.

However, even after his education, Silas had reasons for not revealing his nationality.

 

"When I went out with my company, they sometimes forgot that I was Sinti, and exposed me to inappropriate jokes. I can't say the exact number of situations where they told me, "It's not true that you are Sinti, you can't be Sinti, you don't look like them at all. Like the majority of Roma who want to integrate into society, I have witnessed many ugly jokes such as "See the Gypsies" for people who looked very poor "says Silas.

 

Link: http://www.portal-udar.net/silas-kropf-zbog-ciganskog-stereotipa-sam-skrivao-svoj-identitet/ 

Romani people in Brazil

The Romani people in Brazil are known by non-Romani ethnic Brazilians as ciganos (Portuguese pronunciation: [siˈɡɐ̃nus]), or alternatively by terms such as calés, calós, calons, boêmios, judeus  (in Minas Gerais) and quicos (in Minas Gerais and São Paulo), in various degrees of accuracy of use and etymology as well as linguistic prestige.

 

As implied by some of their most common local names, most Brazilian Romani belong to the Iberian Kale (Kalos) group, like their fellow lusophone Portuguese ciganos, and the Spanish Romani people, known as gitanos. A 2012 government report indicates that they arrived in Brazil in the second half of the 16th century, after being expelled from Portugal.

 

They were sentenced to prison in Portugal, requested to be exiled instead, and were ultimately sent to Brazil (some were first sent to Africa). The report also indicates that most Romani men in Brazil today "live from trade ". At one time, they traded horses but now, deal in used cars and other goods.

 

The 2010 census data indicates a population of 800,000 ciganos, or 0.4% of Brazil's population; Many still speak the Romani language. A 2015 report by the United Nations stated that the Roma (Cigano) community who seemed to be "highly invisible" in Brazil. "They are still largely stereotyped as thieves, beggars or fortune tellers."

 

The first Brazilian president (1956–1961) of direct non-Portuguese Romani origin was Juscelino Kubitschek, 50% Czech Romani by his mother's bloodline. His term was marked by economic prosperity and political stability, being most known by the construction of Brazil's new capital, Brasília.

 

Nevertheless, Brazil already had a president of Portuguese Kale ancestry before Juscelino's term, Washington Luís who was trained as Lawyer became a career politician, and later focused on historical studies in Brazil.

Hungary: Roma die because first aid refuses to enter settlement without police escort

The mayor of the town of Senetje - Csenyétea, a small village in Hungary. István Kiss says a Roma woman died last week because an ambulance driver refused to enter the Roma village without police escort.

Keys condemned the action as discriminatory, and told the media he would pursue legal action. Even more controversial is that right-wing media dogs have used this tragedy as proof that there are still places to be avoided in Hungary.

 

Chief Keys said in a Facebook video that he had been informed in the afternoon that one of the villagers had fainted and had no pulse. In his words, he responded quickly where his neighbor took him to the ambulance, which was located at the entrance of the village, where the driver did not want to enter the village without police escort. Unfortunately this person's life could not be saved.

 

A contradictory statement by the National Ambulance Service says police are needed because the ambulance has received threatening and violent phone calls. In a statement for information number 444, the service rejects allegations of discrimination because they say "the basic value of the savior is equality, and our task is to provide the best possible help and service to anyone in need."

 

The chief, however, is convinced that it is a matter of discrimination because he says the government's order requires officials not to go to Roma houses without police escort.

 

"We will not forget this, we will seek justice through the Court. This is not the fault of ambulances, they have been instructed not to come to Roma settlements without police escorts, "said Keys.

From the ERRC (European Roma Rights Center), one of the pediatricians from the city of Arlo says:

“When they call an ambulance, they sound very arrogant. I honestly don't want to talk to them. Calling a medical car for no reason. Someone coughs at home, and they don't want to go to the doctor because they have five children at home. It is easier for them to call a doctor to come home to them. ”

Some ERRC physicians have openly stated that they know their ambulance colleagues who often do not respond to calls from Roma, assuming that these are not emergencies.

 

All circumstances point to a wider regional issue of depriving Roma ambulances in separate settlements, while the head of the village has confirmed that this is not the first incident of its kind. Less than a year ago, a five-year-old Roma child died under similar circumstances.

 

Link: http://www.errc.org/news/romani-man-dies-while-paramedics-stall-at-the-outskirts-of-the-poorest-village-in-hungary

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