Baden – Wurttemberg: Fire attack on Roma family: confess to the accused

With a burning torch, five young men are said to have tried to kill a Roma family in a caravan. The projectile misses the vehicle in which a mother lies with her baby. Now the men are on trial.


In the process of the arson attack on a Roma family almost a year ago, all five defendants stood before the district court in Ulm and apologized. Attempted murder is accused of men.


According to the indictment, they were said to have thrown a torch from a moving car onto the family's caravan on May 24, 2019, which was standing in a meadow in Erbach (Alb-Donau-Kreis). In the vehicle, which was narrowly missed, was a sleeping woman with her nine-month-old son.


"I am deeply ashamed of this action," said one of the defendants at the start of the trial. He and his friends never intended to hurt anyone. That is why he did not throw the burning torch on the caravan, but targeted it next to it. "We were stupid and didn't think about the consequences," said one of the accused.


They just wanted to scare the family. The German men, who were 17 to 20 years old at the time of the crime, were arrested in July. The investigators do not rule out a racist motive.


The procedure started due to corona-related distance rules in a hall in the Ulmer Kornhaus under stricter security conditions. Activists protested against racism in front of the trial building. "The increasing anti-Gypsyism in Germany and in Europe is very worrying for us," said the chairman of the regional association of German Sinti and Roma, Daniel Strauß, before the trial.



Weddings and other celebrations will be allowed in Serbia from June 15

The lifting of the state of emergency is lifted by the curfew, but some urgent measures remain due to the coronavirus epidemic.


Gloves and masks will be mandatory in public transport, but also in restaurants and cafes, physical distance remains in force, a ban on public gatherings, no classes in schools - distance learning remains, there are no cinemas and theaters.


Celebrations such as weddings, baptisms, birthdays will be allowed from June 15.



Serbia: Roma Party "Excessive police force on Roma from Nis

The Roma Party (RP) has called on state authorities to use excessive force by police on a Roma family in the Crvena Zvezda neighborhood.


"The Roma party is calling for an immediate investigation into the use of excessive force by the police against the Roma family in the Crvena Zvezda neighborhood of Nis," said party spokeswoman Sanja Shajn.


The party believes that excessive force should not be used when it comes to socially disadvantaged families, who are considered to have no political representatives.


"We believe in the state that it will be even stronger than any individual, regardless of whether it is a citizen or a member of the police," said Sanja Shajn.



Movie “Shanghai Gypsy”

The main protagonists in this love story are members of the gypsy family Mirga. The central character of the film is Lutvija Belmondo Mirga, a gypsy king, who decided to establish his own gypsy village – Shanghai.


Belmondo makes a living on smuggling and his power and influence grow immensely. With the downfall of Yugoslavia, Belmondo switches from smuggling goods to smuggling weapons. Though lucrative, the business starts to threaten Belmondo’s personal life and he finds himself at the crossroads.


Shanghai Gypsy (Slovene: Šanghaj) is a 2012 Slovenian drama film directed by Marko Nabersnik.

The roles are interpreted : Visar Vishka - Lutvija Belmondo Mirga, Aslı Bayram – Amanda, Senad Bašić - Ujas Mirga, Marjuta Slamic - Phirav Pao, Jasna Diklić - Baka Rajka, Miodrag Trifunov - Deda Jorga

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