Dutch man apologizes for assaulting Prague waiter
Armin N., one of a group of Dutch men who assaulted a waiter in Prague in April, expressed his apologies to both the waiter and the Netherlands in a letter. He wants to financially support the waiter until he is back on his feet, N. said to newspaper AD from his cell in Prague.
N. was one of seven Dutch arrested for assaulting the waiter on April 23rd. Two, including a police officer from Amsterdam, were released a short time later. Three others were given conditional prison sentences and banned from entering the Czech Republic for five years. N. and his brother Arash are still in custody in the Czech Republic. The waiter sustained a broke jaw, serious bleeding and a severe concussion during the assault. He has been unable to work since.
"With this letter I want to express my regret for the incident and personally apologize for it and the shame it has brought to the Netherlands and the people at home", N. wrote in his letter, which AD published. "It is very unfortunate that what was meant to be a fun bachelor party, could get so out of hand. I think I speak for everyone when I say that none of us was planning to get into a fight in a foreign country."
"I wish I could turn back time, but unfortunately it doesn't work like that. So I am going to make the best of my situation. My only priority is to support the victim so that he can fully recover. I also intend to financially support the victim's family", N. concludes.
The Dutch brothers will appear in court in September, according to AD.