Criticism on internet lands man in hot water

On February 5, the Pravda daily reported that Slovak police have brought their first charges for libel via the internet against a 46-year old resident of Martin.

On February 5, the Pravda daily reported that Slovak police have brought their first charges for libel via the internet against a 46-year old resident of Martin.

The accused took part in an internet discussion in which he allegedly sharply criticised the town’s mayor. Soon after, he received a summons to appear for questioning at a police station, despite having used a screen name during the discussion.

If convicted, he could face one to five years in jail. SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports

The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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