President Rudolf Schuster yesterday nominated the controversial Tibor Šafárik to a judicial council which will administer the judicial branch. Šafárik is chiefly remembered for a decision freeing an alleged kidnapper of the former president‘s son from charges.
Šafárik is currently the shadow minister of justice for the opposition Slovak National Party (SNS), and has also defended ex-Interior Minister Gustáv Krajči, accused of thwarting a 1997 referendum on Nato membership.
Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
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