Doctors will not hospitalise Hedviga Malinová in order to investigate what her mental condition might have been during an attack which allegedly took place in 2006, according to a ruling by the Nitra Regional Court, the Sme daily reported.
The judges dismissed an appeal filed by prosecutor Jaroslav Kozolka who had argued that examination of Malinová at an outpatient clinic would be insufficient.
“I did not expect any other ruling from the court,” said the public rights defender, Jana Dubovcová, as quoted by Sme.
Malinová, a Hungarian-speaking Slovak citizen, reported that she had been assaulted on her way to a university exam in Nitra back in 2006.
The investigation, which involved over 250 officers and 600 suspects, led the Slovak police to conclude on September 12, 2006, that no attack had actually occurred. The police findings were communicated at a press conference by then-interior minister, Robert Kaliňák and then-prime minister Robert Fico, at which Kaliňák said that “it is beyond doubt that the case did not happen”, supporting his assertion with several pieces of what he claimed were evidence, including DNA samples.
Kaliňák went on to denounce Malinová as a “pathological liar”.
Malinová was charged in May 2007 with lying to police and making false claims, but her case has never been presented before a court.
Compiled by Radka Minarechová from press reports
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