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Slota: I'm ready to support KDH's attempt to quash Mečiar amnesties

Slovak National Party (SNS) chairman Ján Slota announced on Thursday, April 28, that he is ready to support a proposed constitutional law to quash the so-called Mečiar amnesties that the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) intends to submit to parliament today, Friday, April 29.

Slovak National Party (SNS) chairman Ján Slota announced on Thursday, April 28, that he is ready to support a proposed constitutional law to quash the so-called Mečiar amnesties that the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) intends to submit to parliament today, Friday, April 29.

Slota pointed out that this is his personal stance on the issue and that the SNS caucus has not yet discussed it. "I didn't vote in favour of quashing the amnesties in the past as they [Mečiar's party, the Movement for Democratic Slovakia (HZDS)] were the SNS's coalition partner. This I honestly admit. But I've never been convinced that everything was in order there," Slota said, as quoted by the TASR newswire.

A series of amnesties issued by then-premier and acting president Vladimír Mečiar in 1998 blocked investigation of crimes related to the infamous case of the abduction to Austria of then-president Michal Kováč's son in 1995. The management of the Slovak Intelligence Service (SIS), Slovakia's main intelligence service, then headed by Ivan Lexa, was widely suspected of being involved the crime and subsequent incidents including the 1996 murder of Robert Remiáš.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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