Liptovský Ján - Vladimír Mečiar's threat to go on a hunger strike if he is forced to reveal secret information concerning his role in the 1995 abduction Kovač Jr. is a case of "gaining political capital out of standard investigation procedures," said Slovak Chief Investigator Jaroslav Igor at a Liptovský Ján press conference on September 23.
Ivor said that the investigation of the kidnapping has proceeded in a correct way and added that Mečiar "should know that giving testimony is one of the basic civic duties - a duty set by the law." According to Ivor, Mečiar's only reason for being reluctant to testify is the likelihood that his testimony will implicate himself or his close friends.
4. Oct 1999 at 0:00 | From press reports of TASR and SITA