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Gang members out on technicality

SEVEN PEOPLE charged in a brutal 1999 underworld murder in east Slovakia's Košice were released from pre-trial custody because of a gross procedural error made by a Košice regional court judge.

The judge failed to observe the 10-day time limit for requesting their custody be prolonged following the expiry of an earlier custody decision.

The men, who allegedly belong to the criminal gang of murdered former underworld boss Karol Kolárik, are accused of the gangland slaying of Miroslav Stojka, who was killed by machete-wielding attackers following the machine-gun murder of Kolárik.

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Slovak literature makes it to the big bookstores of London, but it is unlikely to become a bestseller yet.

On Wednesday, Slovak literature will be presented in one of the biggest bookstores in London. Among the new books translated into English is also the anthology of current Slovak prose selected and translated by Magdalena Mullek and Júlia Sherwood.

General Prosecutor filed a motion for the dissolution of ĽSNS

The Slovak Supreme Court received a motion to dissolve the extreme right ĽSNS party founded and led by Marian Kotleba.

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