Impunity. 70.000 euros to kill Jan Kuciak, the prosecutor says

The public prosecutor reported on 30 September 2018 when he ordered the arrest and detention of four suspects in the murder case of Slovak investigative journalist Ján Kuciak in February 2018

On Sunday, 30 September 2018, the Special Justice Court in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia, ordered the detention of four suspects in the murder case of Slovak investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kušnírová. Three men and a woman were arrested between Thursday and Friday on the charges of executing, assisting or ordering the assassination in February 2018.

Reuters quotes the Slovak general prosecutor saying “there will probably be more charges”. It was also said that the killer, allegedly a former police man, was paid 70,000 euros

The arrests happened seven months after the assassination of Kuciak and Kušnírová who were found shot dead on 25 February, 2018 in the town of Vel’ka Mača. Kuciak was investigating the business practices of an entrepreneur with alleged ties to the mafia and top aides of government leaders. His unfinished article was published posthumously by many local and international media. Kuciak had received severe threats which he reported to the police authorities.

Read the originally published news on ECPMF



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