2 Articles by: Sean Benstead

Sean Benstead is an activist and writer based in Greater Manchester. He tweets at @SigmaAuto420.

How Russia’s War Has Hit Ukraine’s Roma People

The Russian invasion has brought fresh hardships for the hundreds of thousands of Romani people in Ukraine. In a moment of proclaimed national unity, they face violence from not just the invading army but domestic vigilantes and even states welcoming refugees.

Europe’s Romani Population Can’t Breathe

Last month, a Czech police officer kneeled on the neck of Romani man Stanislav Tomáš until he stopped breathing. Fifty years since the first World Romani Congress, Europe’s Romani people urgently need a new movement against discrimination and deprivation.