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Camp of Roma people was burned in Lviv, - Ombudsman
19:15, 11 May 2018

Camp of Roma people was burned in Lviv, - Ombudsman

The property of Roma people was damaged and they had to leave the location; criminal case to investigate this incident was opened

19:15, 11 May 2018

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The settlement of Roma people near Rudne village in Lviv region was burned. This was reported on the website of Ukrainian Ombudsman Lyudmyla Denisova.

“According to the message we received from the public activists, on May 9, some unknown people burned Roma camp located near the Rudne village in Lviv region. As a result, the property of Roma people was damaged and they had to leave the location,” the message says.

In response to this, the Ombudsman directed a request to the National Police of Lviv region to take legal measures and ensure order and security in Rudne village.

At the same time, the Ombudsman is concerned about the increasing number of incidents of intolerance against the Roma national minority.

Lviv police opened a criminal case on hooliganism over the dispersal of the Roma camp in the regional center. This was reported by the press service of the regional National Police.

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"The investigators of Lviv region police on May 10 opened criminal proceedings according to the report about a fire incident in a settlement on Horodotska street in Lviv. The incident is now classified as hooliganism," the statement says.

Individuals involved in dispersing of the camp are now being identified. The pre-trial investigation has started.

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