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Ministry bans drunk interpreter

THE JUSTICE Ministry has removed an interpreter - translator from its list of experts after he showed up to court drunk, Jana Revayová from the ministry said. The Supreme Court submitted written notification to the ministry that a session had to be delayed because the interpreter - translator was unable to perform his duties, the SITA newswire wrote.

THE JUSTICE Ministry has removed an interpreter - translator from its list of experts after he showed up to court drunk, Jana Revayová from the ministry said. The Supreme Court submitted written notification to the ministry that a session had to be delayed because the interpreter - translator was unable to perform his duties, the SITA newswire wrote.

“I will not tolerate such behaviour,” Justice Minister Štefan Harabin said. “The interpreter’s inappropriate behaviour marred the trial of an attempted murder, and thus he was removed from the list.”

The notification included statements from several people present at the court, who described the interpreter as visibly drunk, including the courtroom guard, the trial participants and the judges, the ministry stated.

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