Update to Response to Information Request CSK10661 of 14 April 1992 on Roma (Gypsies) [CZE20782.E]

For updated information on the above-mentioned subject, please consult the second page of The Houston Chronicle attachment, and the other attachments.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.


Agence France Presse (AFP). 18 May 1995. "Par la montée du racisme." (NEXIS)

_____. 16 May 1995. "Le gouvernement tchèque annonce une 'répression énergique' du racisme." (NEXIS)

_____. 29 October 1993. "Eastern European Gypsies: Jobless, Poor, Harassed." (NEXIS)

BBC Summary of World Broadcasts. 13 December 1993. "Human Rights Organization Criticizes Czech Attitude to Romanies." (NEXIS)

CTK National News Wire [Prague]. 9 February 1995. "Czech Government Drafts Reply to U.S. Human Rights Report." (NEXIS)

_____. 27 January 1994. "Police Say Romany Complaints About Persecution Are Untrue." (NEXIS)

_____. 3 December 1993. "Roms Often Victims of Extremist Group Violence-Ministry Report." (NEXIS)

Human Rights Watch (HRW). 1994. Human Rights Watch World Report 1995. New York: Human Rights Watch, pp. 203-205.

La Lettre Hebdomadaire de la FIDH [Paris]. October 6 1994. No. 558/559. "Republique Tchèque: La communauté rom exclue de la citoyenneté. Un rapport de la tolerance foundation. Résumé, pp. 3-4.

Open Media Research Institute (OMRI). 29 March 1995. Transition [Prague]. Vol. 1, No. 4. Zoltan Barany. "Grim Realities in Eastern Europe," pp. 3-6.

Prague Post [Prague, in English]. 30 May 1995. "Government Cracks Down on Racial Violence." (FBIS-EEU-95-115 15 June 1995, pp. 2-3)

Reuters. 2 February 1995. BC Cycle. "Czech Premier Attacks U.S. Human Rights Report." (NEXIS)

_____. 23 September 1994. BC Cycle. "Gypsy Seminar Asks Czechs to Alter Citizenship Law." (NEXIS)

_____. 9 March 1993. BC Cycle. "CSCE Team Investigates Minority Problems in Czech Republic." (NEXIS)

_____. 19 January 1993. BC Cycle. Bernd Debusmann. "Czech Republic Fears Anti-Gypsy Violence." (NEXIS)

The Houston Chronicle. 17 May 1995. "World Briefs." (NEXIS)

The Independent [London]. 7 April 1993. Adrian Ridge. "Gypsy Slur at Czech Beauty Contest." (NEXIS)

The Plain Dealer [n.p.]. 2 May 1995. Elizabeth Sullivan. "Skinheads Strike at Easy Victims Throughout the Czech Nation, Violence on the Rise, Especially Against Gypsies." (NEXIS)

St. Petersburg Times. 25 April 1993. Erin Kelly. "Czechs Launch Drive to Deport Gypsies." (NEXIS)