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New expert opinion in Malinová case says she lied

IN THE most recent expert opinion concerning the protracted case of an attack and alleged perjury of Hedviga Malinová (who, since the incident, has married and now goes by Žáková), the Košice-based orthopaedist Boris Lisánsky wrote: “I consider the course of physical attack as described in her testimonies by the charged Hedviga Malinová improbable and fabricated.” He also wrote that Malinová did not suffer any more serious injuries.

IN THE most recent expert opinion concerning the protracted case of an attack and alleged perjury of Hedviga Malinová (who, since the incident, has married and now goes by Žáková), the Košice-based orthopaedist Boris Lisánsky wrote: “I consider the course of physical attack as described in her testimonies by the charged Hedviga Malinová improbable and fabricated.” He also wrote that Malinová did not suffer any more serious injuries.

Malinová, a Hungarian-speaking Slovak citizen, reported that she was assaulted on her way to a university exam in Nitra in August 2006. Police concluded their investigation in September 2006, finding that no attack had occurred. The announcement was made at a press conference by then (and now 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”.

If Malinová was bleeding as profusely as she described to the police, blood traces should have been found at the site of the alleged crime, according to Lisánsky. The General Prosecutor’s Office has invited Malinová’s legal representative Roman Kvasnica to the final viewing of the evidence, which should take place between January 21 and 23.

Kvasnica expressed concern over the fact that an orthopaedist was called to elaborate the expert opinion, Sme wrote. According to Kvasnica, the prosecution no longer insists on a psychiatric opinion due to which it demanded Malinová’s hospitalisation. After the presentation of evidence, the General Prosecutor’s Office will likely decide whether it will stop the criminal prosecution of Malinová due to perjury. “It is striking and non-standard,” Kvasnica commented on the expert opinion.

Malinová was recently granted Hungarian citizenship and plans to leave Slovakia, saying she will move to the Hungarian town of Győr in January. Her primary reason for the move is to protect her children, Sme wrote in December.

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