Kidnap info could be public

The head of the Slovak secret service (SIS) has said that all information on one of the country's most infamous crimes could soon be made public.

Vladimír Mitro has promised to vet files on the 1995 kidnapping of the son of then-President Michal Kováč. The SIS is believed to have been involved in the kidnap. Mitro said he saw no reason why the files couldn't be made available to the public within a month.

On August 31, 1995 Michal Kováč Jr was kidnapped by three masked men, bundled into the boot of a car, forced to drink a bottle of whisky and then driven to Austria. He was dumped outside the police station in the town of Hainburg, near the Slovak-Austrian border. Subsequent investigations into the case led to acting President Vladimír Mečiar's issuing an amnesty in 1998 for all involved in the crime.

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