Csaba Racz v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2013 FC 702 (2013)

Parts:Csaba Racz v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration)
Reporting Judge:The Honourable Mr. Justice Zinn
Docket Number:IMM-9511-12
 
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Federal Court - Csaba Racz v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration)

Source: http://decisions.fct-cf.gc.ca/en/2013/2013fc702/2013fc702.html

Date: 20130624

Docket: IMM-9511-12

Citation: 2013 FC 702

Toronto , Ontario , June 24, 2013

PRESENT: The Honourable Mr. Justice Zinn

BETWEEN:

DENES CSABA RACZ

MARODI RACZNE TIMEA

DAVID RACZ

VENESSZA RACZ

KEVIN RACZ

Applicants

and

THE MINISTER OF CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION

Respondent

REASONS FOR JUDGMENT AND JUDGMENT

[1] The applicant family members are citizens of Hungary and of Roma ethnicity.

[2] In their PIF and before the Board, they recounted various incidences of harassment, discrimination, and violence against them in Hungary. Two relatively recent incidents of violence were the focus of the Board’s decision and this judicial review application.

[3] On the evening of May 3, 2011, the applicants were at home when stones were thrown through their windows. Denes Csaba Racz, the father in the applicant family, ran out of the house to see what had happened but he was immediately kicked in his stomach and assaulted. By the time Timea Raczne Marodi, the mother in the applicant family, went outside, her husband was on the ground and his attackers were fleeing in a car. They were shouting that “this is not over” and that the applicants would die. Mr. Racz called the police. When they arrived, he showed them the broken windows and where he was kicked and punched. The police asked if he saw the perpetrators, and Mr. Racz replied that he did not because he was kicked very suddenly. Ms. Marodi did not get the license plate. The police said that there was not much they could do, but that they would patrol the area more often. They left without taking a report. They patrolled one more time that night but no additional patrols were made. The applicants also asked the Mayor of their village to help them but he said the police would take care of things.

[4] On August 2, 2011, Ms. Marodi was on her way home from a store when three young men blocked her way and insulted her. She wanted to call out for help but the men told her to keep her mouth shut and then they punched her in her stomach. They then threw away the items she had purchased, kicked her, and insulted her. They called her a Gypsy whore and said that Gypsies should be exterminated. Once the men had left and Ms. Marodi had gathered herself and her things together, she went home and told her husband what had happened. He phoned the police. They...

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