Two Dutch who assaulted a waiter in Prague in April, may face longer prison sentences. The Public Prosecutor in the Czech Republic is charging them with attempted murder, which means they can face up to 18 years in prison.
The charges have been toughed up because medical reports give a better picture of the injuries the man suffered when he was set upon by the group.
The two Dutch brothers were initially charged with inflicting serious bodily harm.
The brothers were part of a group of seven Dutch arrested for assaulting the waiter in Prague on April 21st. Two, including a police officer from Amsterdam, were released shortly after their arrest. Three others were given suspended prison sentences and banned from entering the Czech Republic for five years.
The men, who were on a stag weekend, reportedly attacked the waiter after he told them they could not drink their own alcohol on the café terrace. The entire incident was captured on surveillance cameras.
One of the two Dutch still in custody recently wrote a letter apologizing to the waiter in question and the Netherlands.