European Roma Grassroots Organisations Network Statement on Denial of the Holocaust of the Roma in the Czech Republic
ERGO Network condemns in the strongest possible terms the denial and doubt cast on the suffering of the Romani victims of the Lety concentration camp by the current speaker of the Czech lower house on International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
As Romani people and as European citizens we welcome the other condemnations of his remarks that have been voiced by Czech political representatives, and call on all other political leaders to join them.
We believe Mr Tomio Okamura should face sanctions for his remarks, including being removed from his post as vice-chair of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic. We hope that his fellow legislators see fit to sanction him.
There is no excusing this inexcusable behavior.
For more information about the cause follow Romea.cz
For the source of the problem see Czech MP marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day by doubting what happen at Romani genocide side