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From: "Wally Keeler" 
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Subject: CZECH AIRLINES MARKED ROMA PASSENGERS WITH 'G.'
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CZECH AIRLINES MARKED ROMA PASSENGERS WITH 'G.' For almost 18
months, Czech Airlines (CSA) kept track of passengers flying
to London who appeared to be Romany by marking the letter
"G," for "Gypsy," in their flight records, Czech media
reported on 19 October. CSA's representative in London, David
Thomas, said the practice was designed to speed up the
processing of Czech Roma who were trying to emigrate to the
U.K. Passengers who were marked "G" were directed to
immigration officials in London. CSA President Miroslav Kula
said the London branch office stopped the practice in
February, but he added that until recently CSA employees
continued to mark the flight records of Romany passengers
owing to force of "habit." In other news, Vaclav Miko, a
representative of the Board of Romany Regional Organizations,
said the board believes that all Czech Roma should request
asylum in Germany, which is the "nearest safe country," CTK
reported on 18 October. VG



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