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.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

News digest: Some schools open, so do some ski resorts

Top prosecutor to be appointed soon. Zsuzsová goes to prison in a murder case. Pezinok judges are busy deciding about custodies for high-profile suspects.

Some schools will open on December 7

Matovič pushed through testing at schools, government is launching a pilot project this weekend.

PM Igor Matovič (front) and Education Minister Branislav Gröhling  (back)

Freed in the Kuciak murder case, guilty of another murder

The Specialised Criminal Court sends Alena Zsuzsová to prison for ordering the murder of former Hurbanovo mayor. She appealed against the verdict, insists she is innocent.

Alena Zsuzsová is escorted to the courtroom.

Health Ministry gearing up for COVID vaccines

Mass campaign planned to get people to take jab.

Illustrative stock photo