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Judge acquits Jamrich, rules that Gorilla protests were justified

Judge of the Bratislava District Court Juraj Mihál ruled on Monday, June 10 that the Gorilla protests were for a good cause and that Ján Jamrich is to be acquitted.

Judge of the Bratislava District Court Juraj Mihál ruled on Monday, June 10 that the Gorilla protests were for a good cause and that Ján Jamrich is to be acquitted.

Jamrich was sentenced to either a fine of €200 or two months in prison for attacking a police officer during the Gorilla protests in February 2012, the Sme daily wrote in its Tuesday, June 11 issue. Jamrich, who appealed against the lower-instance court's verdict, was happy with the turn of events, but the prosecutor contested the recent verdict, so it is not effective yet.

Judge Mihál argued that the Gorilla protests were turbulent after the alleged report leaked from SIS secret service, purporting corruption and deals between Slovak politicians and businesspeople from the Penta financial group. Jamrich was accused of hitting a police officer in the helmet with his fists. The police officer stood with his colleagues at the barricades in front of the parliament building in an effort to prevent the crowd from entering the premises.

(Source: Sme)
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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