Russian boy beaten up by Czech teenagers over the August 21st Russian invasion anniversary
23. 8. 2010 / Fabiano Golgo
Boris N. (not his real name) came to Czech Republic 5 years ago, brought by his mother, who works as an accountant for a mobile phone operator. But he is schizophrenic, so sometimes he hears voices telling him things that sound bizarre to us. Schizophrenics generally lead almost normal lives, having occasional psychotic moments, not always noticeable by friends or colleagues.
Recently, studies pointed to a connection between marihuana use and the triggering of schizophrenic attacks. Boris is aware of that danger, having tried many times and arrived at the exact same result: whenever he smoked a joint, he entered a two to three hour hallucinatory period, with his schizophrenic behavior visibly triggered. So he no longer smokes marihuana.
But he was invited by a female friend he has fallen for to go to a party at her flat, this Saturday, while her parents are out on holidays in Greece. Once there, he ended up getting second hand marihuana smoke, because the place was small and everybody had been consuming joints for a while there.
As expected, all of a sudden he started telling them about his fears and odd fantasies. Unaware of his schizophrenia, the teenagers present asked him to leave. Once he was already out in the streets, near shopping center Eden, in Prague's Vršovice neighborhood, three boys who were at the party followed him and decided to beat him up, telling him that it was August 21st and that they were getting revenge for what Russians did that day in 1968.
The picture shows how the boy ended up, not having reacted at all to the violence.
At the age of 19 and measuring 168cm, he says his Czech attackers were between 17 and 19 and significantly taller. Notwithstanding the revenge for the Warsaw Pact troops invasion, they decided to take his mobile phone as a fee (I guess the boys could have invoked the 1945 Beneš decrees on the confiscation of German property In Czechoslovakia, were Boris German...)
The Russian adolescent then walked to the nearest public phone booth and called the emergency number for medical help. When he told his name, the lady on the other side of the line asked where he was from. He informed that from Volgograd, so he was told by her that he would have to pay 2 thousand crowns for the ambulance to come. He said he didn't have it, but that he had insurance, because he has a permanent residence permission in the Czech Republic, but she hang up when he said that he didn't have it with him, but at home.
He then called the police, but when they asked him for his ID number, he informed that he had left it at home, to which he was informed he could not get picked up by the policemen nor come to the station file a complaint, even though he was bleeding and in need of help, because he didn't have an ID with him.
He gave up and went home, where he got cared by a neighbor who is a nurse in a private clinic. For free.Vytisknout
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