Jan Kuciak

    • Slovakia's top court cancels acquittal of a tycoon over journalist murder

      Slovakia's top court cancels acquittal of a tycoon over journalist murder

      Slovakia's Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a lower court's acquittal of a businessman accused of masterminding the 2018 slayings of an investigative journalist and his fiancee, news wires reported. Slovakia’s prosecutor general Maros Zilinka described Tuesday's ruling as “an important moment for justice and the rule of law.“ A three-judge panel of the Supreme Court said the criminal court did not properly assess available evidence when it cleared businessman Marian Kocner and one co-defendant of murder in the killings of journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancee, Martina Kusnirova, both 27.

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