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Supreme Court alleges libel by NGO

THE SUPREME Court of Slovakia has filed a criminal complaint alleging libel against Zuzana Wienk, the director of the Fair-Play Alliance NGO, the court’s press department told the TASR newswire.

THE SUPREME Court of Slovakia has filed a criminal complaint alleging libel against Zuzana Wienk, the director of the Fair-Play Alliance NGO, the court’s press department told the TASR newswire.

The court claims that Wienk falsely accused Supreme Court Chairman Štefan Harabin and former vice-chair Daniela Švecová of unlawfully changing the make-up of court senates and interfering in the electronic assigning of judges to cases.

“When I was reading the suggestions of Mrs. Wienk, I was horrified to learn that she used the same arguments as the convicted [Branislav] Adamčo whose life sentence for a brutal murder has been confirmed. Adamčo’s arguments were swept away by the Supreme Court senate chaired by Milan Karabín. In the first place, Mrs. Wienk should explain her cooperation with the convicted Adamčo. Because there’s one big difference – Adamčo, as an accused person, was allowed by law to lie in his defence, but Mrs. Wienk hasn’t been charged, allowing her to slander anybody,” said Harabin.

Earlier in September, Wienk called on Justice Minister Lucia Žitňanská to start disciplinary proceedings against Harabin and Švecová and asked the Anti-Corruption Bureau to look into whether the conduct in question constituted abuse of public office by Harabin and Švecová.


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