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Suspects Arrested for Slovak Journalist's Murder

According to Slovak police sources, people suspected of the murder of investigative reporter Jan Kuciak and his fiancée were detained on Thursday. Kuciak was an investigative journalist for the Slovak news site...

by LibertiesEU

According to Slovak police sources, people suspected of the murder of investigative reporter Jan Kuciak and his fiancée were detained on Thursday. Kuciak was an investigative journalist for the Slovak news site Aktuality.sk. He was found dead along with his girlfriend in his house outside Bratislava on 21 February 2018. The murders led to a public outcry over corruption and media freedom. The murder also triggered the largest street protest in the country since the fall of the communism. Among other things, Kuciak investigated fraud cases involving businessmen with Slovak political ties.