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ELECTION 2012: 99 Percent party appeals to Constitutional Court

The 99 Percent – Civic Voice party has filed a request with Slovakia’s Constitutional Court, asking it to immediately take a stance on the "unprecedented violation of people's rights by Police Corps President Jaroslav Spišiak", party spokesman Pavol Pavlík told journalists on March 5, as quoted by the TASR newswire. Pavlík said the party expects that the Constitutional Court will halt "politically motivated activities aimed against 99 Percent – Civic Voice". "A massive police action against 99 Percent ... involving as many as 1,000 police officers was launched at the order of Spišiak last week," stated Pavlík as quoted by TASR, adding that Spišiak had no right to inform the public about the preliminary results of the investigation.

The 99 Percent – Civic Voice party has filed a request with Slovakia’s Constitutional Court, asking it to immediately take a stance on the "unprecedented violation of people's rights by Police Corps President Jaroslav Spišiak", party spokesman Pavol Pavlík told journalists on March 5, as quoted by the TASR newswire. Pavlík said the party expects that the Constitutional Court will halt "politically motivated activities aimed against 99 Percent – Civic Voice".

"A massive police action against 99 Percent ... involving as many as 1,000 police officers was launched at the order of Spišiak last week," stated Pavlík as quoted by TASR, adding that Spišiak had no right to inform the public about the preliminary results of the investigation.

TASR wrote that Spišiak last week had said an initial check revealed that more than 200 signatures in the party’s registration sheets contained false data, including some people who were dead. The party spokesman added that Spišiak should not have ordered the investigation.

"The police president, publicly and without any evidence, indicated that there was a connection between representatives of our party and persons who allegedly forged the signatures," stated Pavlík, as quoted by TASR.

In reaction to the statements Spišiak told TASR that he has made only one public statement on the matter after he was asked to do so by the 99 Percent party itself. He declined to provide any further comments, stating that they may be misused in the campaign before the general election this Saturday.

"I made the decision ... the 99 Percent – Civic Voice party has launched a massive media campaign in which it defames me and the Police Corps," Spišiak said, as quoted by TASR.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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