Romas deprived even to call themselves as Roma
This week I’ve done also a reportage on Roma settlement at Dobruška vas in vacinity of Bramac tile brick company. With journalist Deja Crnović we visited them because an information leaked that there are plans that whole settlement is to be torn down and people resettled. I’ll finish the story tomorrow but let me tell you that I felt sick while taking picture of what kind of condition these people are living. This is really shameful for Slovenia in 21st century.
The most ridicules thing I’ve heard is that major of Škocjan Anton Zupet is categorically denying that Romas are autochthonous residents of municipality of Škocjan, because in year 1992 when population was counted, only ten Romas declared them self as Romas. Nonetheless Romas live there for at least two generations. Other declared themselves as Slovenians. Because of that Romas do not have their representative at town council and they are not legitimated for additional help. As far as I understand from all information that I’ve got and I’ve might be wrong but I think that this people were intentionally left to poverty with purpose to leave the settlement and the plan is that they should be moved to urban cities away from Škocjan. More information later.
Like_this_mother of eight children lives in this shanty with only polyvinyl roof above their heads. Her husband died just four days before I took the image allegedly because he was drinking that water. And_her_children_have some really vicious rash on their hair.
On the north side of Bramac factory there is a settlement of Jože Brajdič, which is incomparingly better. In that settlement about 50 people lives and they are collecting scrap metal and three man are employed at Bramac.
Here are pictures concerning the murder in June 2005.