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Slovak police will re-examine controversy at Comenius University

The police are going to re-examine a case of suspicious admission of a group of part-time students who worked as tax advisors to Comenius University’s Faculty of Law, the SITA newswire reported.

The police are going to re-examine a case of suspicious admission of a group of part-time students who worked as tax advisors to Comenius University’s Faculty of Law, the SITA newswire reported.

Fero Paulíny of the Fair-Play Alliance NGO told SITA on January 31 that the police were instructed to do so by the Bratislava I District Prosecutor. The original complaint was filed by the Faculty's former employee, Zuzana Melicherčíková, in September 2010 but the police rejected the complaint. The prosecutor who examined Melicherčíková's appeal against rejection of her complaint believes that the investigator's arguments were not satisfactory and has asked the police to re-open the matter.

"This decision makes me very happy. I believe that the truth will finally be revealed," said Melicherčíková who was awarded the White Crow prize of two NGOs, Via Iuris and the Fair-Play Alliance, for her efforts to make society better.

Melicherčíková previously worked for Comenius University’s Faculty of Law study department until she reported a questionable admission of a group of students with some common features even though applicants with much better admission tests had been rejected.

When the university did not deal with the issue internally, Melicherčíková quit her job and informed both the public and the prosecutor's office. The dean of the faculty accused her of disseminating internal information. For some time, she worked at McDonald's restaurant because she was unable to find another job. After being awarded the White Crow prize, she was offered work at the Ministry of Labour in the public procurement department.

Source: SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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