A Czech court on Friday convicted three right-wing extremists of a racially motivated attack on Gypsies and sentenced them to up to 4+ years in prison, a news agency reported.
The three, aged 20-23, attacked a Gypsy couple in their apartment in the town of Jesenik, 250 kilometers (160 miles) east of Prague, two years ago and injured a pregnant woman and her friend.
The county court in Jesenik sentenced Martin Jas to 4+ years, Petr Blajze to 3+ years, and Martin Stiskal to three years in prison, it said.
The three immediately appealed the verdict, CTK said.
The court's officials were not immediately available to confirm the report, AP reported. V.A.
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