Investigative journalist and his girlfriend were killed in Slovakia

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SKOPJE, 26.02.2018 – Investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his girlfriend were killed in his apartment, said the chief of the Slovakian police Tibor Gashpar. 

– “He and his girlfriend were found dead last Sunday night in his apartment in the city Velka Macha, east from Bratislava. The police reacted after a member of his family reported. The murder most probably was related with his investigative activities. In Slovakia such an attack has never happened before” said Gashpar.

The 27 year old journalist Jan Kuciak, had reported for news server Aktuality.sk on fraud cases, often involving businessmen with connections to the ruling party and other politicians. He and his girlfriend were found dead on Sunday at his home in Velka Maca, 65 km (40 miles) east of the capital Bratislava.

Kuciak’s last story for Aktuality, on Feb. 9, looked at new suspect transactions by firms linked to businessman Marian Kocner and connected to a Bratislava luxury apartment complex that became the center of a political scandal last year.

 


AJM, Skopje, 26/02/2018