Poland plans fast trials for Euro 2012 hooligans

BY foxsports • January 11, 2011

Poland's Justice Ministry says it plans fast trials by video linkup for hooligans when it co-hosts the 2012 European Championship.

Justice Minister Krzysztof Kwiatkowski said Tuesday that his ministry had prepared amendments to Poland's criminal code to allow for suspects to be tried by video conference from special rooms at stadiums. That would save the time and effort of transporting them to courts.

Kwiatkowski's plans must still go to parliament for approval, but lawmakers are expected to back them.

Polish authorities are seeking ways to keep a lid on trouble when Poland and Ukraine co-host the championship next year.

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