Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

General Prosecutor’s Office accuses Malinová’s attorney of organising psychiatric conference

The General Prosecutor’s Office claims that Roman Kvasnica, the lawyer of Hedviga Malinová (who has since married and is now called Žáková), organised the international meeting of psychiatrists who assessed the case of his client, which has been going on for more than six years.

The General Prosecutor’s Office claims that Roman Kvasnica, the lawyer of Hedviga Malinová (who has since married and is now called Žáková), organised the international meeting of psychiatrists who assessed the case of his client, which has been going on for more than six years.

The General Prosecutor’s Office said, as quoted by the Sme daily, that such behaviour could be perceived as influencing the public. Kvasnica reacted that the author should first learn about the experts’ opinions before issuing any statements on the matter. Experts from several countries found a potential forcible hospital examination of Malinová’s mental state unreasoned and unethical.

(edited)
Malinová, a Hungarian-speaking Slovak citizen, reported that she had been assaulted on her way to a university exam in Nitra in August, 2006. The police concluded their investigation in September 2006 by finding that no attack had actually occurred. The announcement was made at a press conference by then (and current) interior minister Robert Kaliňák and 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 later went on to denounce Malinová as a “pathological liar”.

In May 2007 Malinová was charged with lying to police and making false claims but her case has never been presented before a court. The demand to examine her mental state, involving confining her to a hospital, was submitted by the Office of the General Prosecutor.

(Source: Sme)
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Top stories

Kuciak did not even have a computer as a child and he grew up to be an analyst

A village boy who angered Marian Kocner. A profile of Ján Kuciak, who recently received the White Crow award in memoriam.

Ján Kuciak

UPDATED: Lajčák considers resignation if the migration compact is rejected

The foreign affairs minister also admitted to some disputes with PM Robert Fico.

Foreign Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajčák

How to cope with waste

Slovakia lags behind in recycling and reducing waste, but examples of other countries, particularly the Netherlands, are helping Slovakia implement strategies to reduce waste.

Roughly 67 percent of communal waste ended up at landfills in Slovakia, while only 23 percent was recycled.

Europe might not be just an innocent victim

While real estate bubbles in the US, Greece and Spain were partial causes of global crisis, irresponsible lending was also rife in places you hear little about.