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Čentéš rejects president's statements about possible bias in Gorilla case

Jozef Čentéš, the General Prosecutor-elect, who has been waiting to be appointed to the post by President Ivan Gašparovič since last June, responded on January 18 to the president's recent statements that Čentéš would not be impartial in handling the so-called Gorilla case, the TASR newswire reported. "I peremptorily reject claims that I as a person wouldn't vouch for impartiality vis-a-vis the Gorilla case. I was appointed to sit on the working group of prosecutors on the issue in question based on a decision that had been made by the first deputy of the General Prosecutor, not following my own initiative," Čentéš wrote in a statement, as quoted by TASR.

Jozef Čentéš, the General Prosecutor-elect, who has been waiting to be appointed to the post by President Ivan Gašparovič since last June, responded on January 18 to the president's recent statements that Čentéš would not be impartial in handling the so-called Gorilla case, the TASR newswire reported.

"I peremptorily reject claims that I as a person wouldn't vouch for impartiality vis-a-vis the Gorilla case. I was appointed to sit on the working group of prosecutors on the issue in question based on a decision that had been made by the first deputy of the General Prosecutor, not following my own initiative," Čentéš wrote in a statement, as quoted by TASR.

"The General Prosecutor's Office issued a statement on January 17 in which it rejected questioning of the impartiality and non-partisanship of prosecutors who had been involved in this issue. The issue will further be dealt with by the Special Prosecutor's Office," Čentéš added in his statement.

He added that his appointment to the working group should not be seen as hindrance to being officially appointed by the president as General Prosecutor.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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