SKOPJE, 02.03.2018 – Slovakian police detained seven people in the investigation for the murder of investigative journalist Jan Kuciak, said the chief of the police Tibor Gaspar. There are no more details for now. Gaspar previously stated that the police searched most of the addresses in the east of Slovakia related to the people that the journalist was interested in.
The journalist and his fiancé last week were killed by firearms at their home. Gaspar did not publish the names of the detainees, but said the raids were linked to an Italian businessman who is allegedly associated with the Italian mafia, for which Kuciak wrote in his last posthumously published text.
Kuciak’s murder was the first of a journalist in Slovakia and the fifth such case concerning a reporter or reporters in the European Union in the past decade, according to Reporters Without Borders (RSF).
www.plusinfo.mk, Skopje, 02/03/2018