"He suffered contusions to his knee, his right elbow, his right temple and his occipital area.
The injuries required medical treatment but did not require him to stop work," the prosecutor has written.
Last Thursday and Friday the court in Teplice reviewed last year's crusade by four Romani people in Duchcov who were seeking bloody revenge for an anti-Romani demonstration organized there and who ended up injuring two evidently randomly selected antagonists one night. More witnesses are scheduled to give testimony in the case. According to the prosecution, the four Romani men also wanted to revenge themseves for the fact that police had arrested a relative of theirs after an attack against a married couple had been committed on the streets of Duchcov in May.
A video recording of that brutal assault was disseminated online.
One defendant in the case was also finally released from custody on Monday, 13 January. Scandal # 2: Assault on a married couple The Regional Court in Ústí nad Labem has released a 16-year-old alleged assailant from custody who is suspected of having started the attack perpetrated by a group of Romani people on a married couple in Duchcov, an incident that exacerbated tensions in the town and launched a series of demonstrations there.
The youth was the last of the alleged assailants in custody.
They initially testified that they had intended to speak with the initiator of the anti-Romani demonstrations, allegedly to clear the air with him.
During this most recent hearing it was the turn of both victims to testify to the court, as well as other witnesses, including the intervening local and state police.
"I can confirm that my client was released from custody on Friday.
He will report to probation and mediation services and has promised to lead a regular life," said Pavel Kras, the attorney for the young defendant.
In their defense, several of the alleged assailants have testified that their accusers are lying.
"There was no reason to offend and mistreat him," defendant Jaroslav Ferko told the judge in the courtroom on Thursday.
The youth was in custody out of concern for the fact that he might continue to commit violence because he is unable to control himself when drunk and is irrationally aggressive.