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Slovak court overturns not guilty verdicts in Kuciak murder case

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia – The Slovak Supreme Court today overturned last year’s not guilty verdicts for the suspected masterminds of the 2018 murder of journalist Ján Kuciak and his girlfriend Martina Kušnírová. Controversial businessman Marian Kočner and a confidante, Alena Zsuzsová, had been acquitted last September of ordering the murder. However, the Supreme Court has now […]

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Slovakia Supreme Court hearing is crucial test in battle against Impunity

On June 15 the Slovak Supreme Court is expected to rule on the appeal brought by prosecutors against last summer’s not guilty verdict in the murder of journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée, Martina Kušnírová. The International Press Institute (IPI) with the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF), ARTICLE 19, and the European […]

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Slovak police urged to probe surveillance of Denník N journalist Monika Tódová

Slovak authorities must thoroughly investigate the recent surveillance of Denník N journalist Monika Tódová and swiftly identify those responsible, the International Press Institute (IPI) said today. IPI, a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, warned the surveillance of a prominent Slovak journalist bore alarming echoes of the surveillance campaign […]

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Ján Kuciak’s story is far from over

Even though the killers of Jan Kuciak and his fiancée have been lawfully convicted, the trial of the alleged masterminds will continue this year. Meanwhile, the corruption investigations set off by the murder are growing, writes Miroslava German Sirotnikova for IPI. Last September, the families of investigative reporter Ján Kuciak and his fiancée, Martina Kušnírová, both […]

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