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Ambassador Jiří Šitler attends the Day of Roma Liberation in Romania

On 17 February 2012 the Ambassador Jiří Šitler attended an event to mark the anniversary of the abolition of Roma slavery in Romania.

The event was organized by the Civic Democratic Alliance of Romanian Roma with support of the US Embassy. It included the opening of a painting exhibition and a poetry reading in Romany and Romanian.

The last Roma slaves in Romanian territories were freed on 20 February 1856.