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Remiáš timeline

- August 30, 1995: Unknown offenders kidnap Michal Kováč, Jr., the sitting president's son, to Austria.

- September 1995: Former Slovak Information Service officer Oskar Fegyveres testifies that the secret police, led by Ivan Lexa, was behind the Kováč kidnapping. He then flees abroad.

- October 1995: The SIS starts to spy on and tap the phone lines of Róbert Remiáš, Fegyveres's friend and connection to Slovakia.

- April 29, 1996: Remiáš dies when his car explodes on Karloveská Road in Bratislava.

- October 1996: After several investigators into the explosion are taken off the case, the investigation is deferred indefinitely because of a lack of evidence.

- February 1999: A report from the SIS delivered in parliament by the then-head of the secret police, Vladimír Mitro, says that the SIS bugged Remiáš's telephone not just until his death, but also as late as one week after he died. At the same time, the SIS spied on Remiáš in an operation called Broiler.

- November 4, 1999: Organized crime figure Karol Szatmári testifies to police that the murder was committed by Imrich Oláh and Jozef Roháč, following an order from underworld boss Miroslav Sýkora and SIS head Ivan Lexa.

- November 25, 1999: Oláh and Roháč are accused of murder.

- November 1999: Szatmári withdraws his testimony in writing.

- December 2, 2002: An anonymous witness, known as No. 666, testifies to police, confirming Szatmári's testimony.

- December 5, 2002: Based on the anonymous witness' evidence, police charge Ivan Lexa with ordering the murder. Several witnesses deny the testimonies of Szatmári and the anonymous witness.

- August 2004: The prosecutor divides the case into two files - one dealing with Oláh and Roháč and the other one with Lexa. At the same time, she orders about 90 investigative actions to be repeated. This takes two years.

- October 28, 2005: Police announce that Oláh was killed by Szatmári and organized crime boss Mikuláš Černák in the summer of 1997.

- April 2006: Police find Szatmári's body in the Váh River. It is identified one month later.

- September 19, 2006: The investigator and the prosecution drop the murder charges against Oláh and Roháč.

- September 22, 2006: The prosecution drops charges of incitement to murder against Ivan Lexa.

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