Martinka arrest warrant annulled

A third warrant for the arrest of former privatiser Karol Martinka has been annulled by the Bratislava region court, prompting Martinka’s lawyer to request the Justice Ministry withdraw a request for his extradition from Austria.

Martinka, who was active in failed Slovak-Russian financial house Devín Banka and was behind the scandalous privatisation of the Piešťany spa, in recent days has seen the spa case returned by the Supreme Court to police for further investigation.

Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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