Half of Slovaks critically view the handling of the Hedviga Malinová case

Around 50 percent of Slovak citizens take a critical view of the investigation of the case involving ethnic-Hungarian student Hedviga Malinová who asserted that that she was beaten up in Nitra in 2006 after she was heard speaking Hungarian on her mobile phone, the TASR newswire wrote, based on a survey published on November 22 conducted by the Institute of Public Affairs Institute (IVO) among a sample of 1,038 respondents between November 3-9. 21 percent of those surveyed said that they were satisfied with the way in which the case was investigated to date while another 29 percent said that they were either not interested in the investigation or were unable to comment on it.

Around 50 percent of Slovak citizens take a critical view of the investigation of the case involving ethnic-Hungarian student Hedviga Malinová who asserted that that she was beaten up in Nitra in 2006 after she was heard speaking Hungarian on her mobile phone, the TASR newswire wrote, based on a survey published on November 22 conducted by the Institute of Public Affairs Institute (IVO) among a sample of 1,038 respondents between November 3-9.

21 percent of those surveyed said that they were satisfied with the way in which the case was investigated to date while another 29 percent said that they were either not interested in the investigation or were unable to comment on it.

Malinová told the police in 2006 that she had been attacked by two skinheads on her way to her university. The police later halted their investigation and stated that no attack had actually taken place. Malinová, married with the last name Žáková, faced accusations of perjury based on the theory that she made up the whole story to avoid taking an exam at school, TASR wrote.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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