"These matters should be dealt with on a purely scientific basis by historians and political scientists. Court verdicts will not influence the acute needs of our society. These communist trials remind me of a medieval witch-hunt. We no longer live in the middle ages."
Milan Ištván, deputy for the reformed communist Party of the Democratic Left (SDĽ), in defence of his view that state bodies should not investigate crimes committed during the 40 years of communism.
"Luckily, at least in this we are united."
Marián Mesiarik, MP for the Party of Civic Understanding (SOP) - a member of the government coalition, assuring the support of coalition MP's for Prime Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda during a non-confidence vote on April 13.
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