Court issue suspended terms for Warsaw clashes
Firecrackers go off during clashes in Warsaw, Poland, late 12 June 2012, after the Group A preliminary round match of the UEFA Euro 2012 between Poland and Russia. (Photo: EPA)
A Warsaw court on Wednesday handed suspended jail terms and fine to eight Poles detained during clashes in the city a day earlier when violence broke out before Poland’s Euro 2012 match with Russia.
City authorities had appealed for tough sentences for the hooligans, who attacked Russia fans marching towards the stadium ahead of the match, which finished in a 1-1 draw. Poland’s TVP Info television said individuals had been sentenced with 500 zloty ($150) fines or suspended jail terms ranging from 3-12 months.