Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

NEWS IN SHORT

Abducted Italian found in Slovakia

SLOVAK police located an Italian national who was allegedly abducted by four men and taken to Slovakia. Two of the men could face 25 years to life imprisonment if convicted of abduction, while the other two could face up to 12 years in prison, the TASR newswire reported.

SLOVAK police located an Italian national who was allegedly abducted by four men and taken to Slovakia. Two of the men could face 25 years to life imprisonment if convicted of abduction, while the other two could face up to 12 years in prison, the TASR newswire reported.

The victim was held in a cottage in the Martin district (Žilina Region), Police Corps President Tibor Gašpar told the press on May 3.

The ordeal allegedly began in a parking lot in the Slovenian capital, Ljubljana, where four men lured the victim out of his own car and bundled him into a car with Slovak registration plates, later transporting him to Slovakia with the intention of demanding a ransom. After the victim told his abductors that he did not have any cash, they demanded a house with a restaurant in Sardinia worth around €1.5 million, TASR wrote.

The abductors were identified as Christos K., 45, and Dimitrios V., 38, both from Greece, Renato S., 38, from Canada, and Roman H., 21, from Slovakia. The police are holding all four in custody.

Top stories

Manual for making Bratislava a better city

Architect Matúš Vallo, with dozens of other experts, wrote the Plan Bratislava book

Matúč Vallo, left, with some experts who worked on teh book with him.

Car interior or house insulation. What happens with your recycled clothes? Photo

Slovaks throw away 460 kilograms of clothes every ten minutes.

Slovaks throw away a pile of 460 kilograms of clothes every ten minutes.

Kiska: Saková is a wasted opportunity

But he has no other option than to appoint her as interior minister. Opposition and civic initiatives are also critical.

Denisa Saková met with President Andrej Kiska.

Slovak writer and film director Peter Krištúfek dies in a bus crash

The documentarist and writer, aged 44, was one of the two casualties of the fatal Monday crash between a bus and a truck.

Peter Krištúfek