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Five years have passed since Malinová assault was reported

It was exactly five years ago, on August 25, 2006, when Hedviga Malinová, an ethnic-Hungarian Slovak citizen, reported that she was attacked on her way to an exam at her university in Nitra. Shortly after she was accused of fabricating the story by the former interior minister, Robert Kaliňák, and the former prime minister, Robert Fico, with Kaliňák stating at that time “it is beyond doubt that the case did not happen”.

It was exactly five years ago, on August 25, 2006, when Hedviga Malinová, an ethnic-Hungarian Slovak citizen, reported that she was attacked on her way to an exam at her university in Nitra. Shortly after she was accused of fabricating the story by the former interior minister, Robert Kaliňák, and the former prime minister, Robert Fico, with Kaliňák stating at that time “it is beyond doubt that the case did not happen”.

Malinová, today Hedviga Zakova, was then charged in May 2007 with perjury and making false claims and those charges against her remain pending with the prosecutor’s office.

Malinová’s lawyer, Roman Kvasnica, said on August 24 that he thinks that nobody will ever properly investigate who attacked his client, the TASR newswire reported.

“The state of the affair clearly shows that since 2006, when the attack on Hedviga Malinová happened, the Slovak state bodies have absolutely failed,” Kvasnica stated, as quoted by TASR.

Interior Minister Daniel Lipšic also admitted that it is unlikely that the public will learn the truth about what happened to Malinová.

“The problem is that from the beginning it was politicised and then it gets hard to look for the truth, especially after some time has passed,” Lipšic said, as quoted by TASR, adding that it is up to the General Prosecutor’s Office to now close the case as it has promised to do several times.

The General Prosecutor’s Office did not comment on the situation since the information embargo imposed on the case by former General Prosecutor Dobroslav Trnka is still valid, the office’s spokesperson, Jana Tökölyova, told TASR.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Michaela Terenzani from press reports
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