Rabbi of Vinnytsia appealed to the police with a complaint about national and religious discrimination due to the incident in a kart-racing club

09 June, 13:32
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Rabbi of Vinnytsia appealed to the police with a complaint about national and religious discrimination due to the incident in a kart-racing club - фото 1
In Vinnytsia, on June 6, 30 Hasidim were denied service at the GT Kart-Racing Club. Citizens of Israel and the United States study at the yeshiva and will become rabbis in the future. Vinnytsia police are checking the report of foreign tourists about the crime.

As reported in jewishnews, the formal reason for the refusal was that the clients allegedly do not speak Ukrainian in order to listen to the briefing.

Rabbi of Vinnytsia Shaul Horowitz offered to be a translator for his students, but he was refused. At the same time, the club did not provide any rules or job descriptions that would indicate a ban on instructing with an interpreter.

By the way, earlier this go-karting playground has already served Hasidic children. Also, representatives of the Kart-Racing Club refused to provide any documents justifying the conduct of business activities, documents of an individual entrepreneur or a legal entity. "Thus, there was discrimination on national and religious grounds against Jewish Hasidic pilgrims," the source notes.

Upon the incident, Rabbi Shaul Horowitz called the police and wrote a statement to open proceedings under Article 161 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (violation of equal rights of citizens depending on their race, nationality, religious beliefs and other grounds).

According to "20 minut", Vinnytsia police are checking the message of foreign tourists. — The message is properly registered in the Journal of unified accounting of statements and messages of Police Department N1 of the Vinnytsia District Police Department, says the Department of Communication of the Vinnytsia Regional Police.

An audit is currently being conducted to provide a legal assessment of the incident.

The Kart-Racing Club provided the following explanation: "they did not let foreigners in for their safety, because visitors did not know either Ukrainian or Russian and only teams and instructors can be on the track during the race. On the highway, when he is alone in the typewriter, there will no longer be an interpreter. If he does something, we will not be able to prevent the situation that will arise on the road. We had a similar situation with foreigners when they put others in danger. It is necessary that the person who is driving knows the language."