Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Court cancels verdict over first Slovak terrorist

Ladislav Kuca planted and detonated a homemade bomb in a rubbish bin outside a Košice fast food restaurant.

(Source: Sme)

The Supreme Court has cancelled the verdicts of the Košice court, which had sentenced Ladislav Kuca to 25 years in prison for terrorism and other offences, the TASR newswire learnt on April 14.

On December 28, 2011, the man planted and detonated a homemade bomb in a rubbish bin outside a Košice fast food restaurant. Kuca was dubbed the first ever Slovak sentenced for terrorism for this. There were no injuries and only minor property damage.

Read also: Read also:Paris attacker was in Slovakia

The verdict of the Supreme Court does not mean that Kuca is innocent.

“The facts were indicated correctly but they were incorrectly categorised as it should have been an offence of general public endangerment,” said one of the presiding judges, as quoted by the TASR newswire.

The case will therefore go back to the Košice District Court, as the Supreme Court has failed to be convinced that Kuca – who will remain in custody pending the new trial – wanted to intimidate the public and force the Government to take some actions or to adopt measures.

He was also found guilty of manufacturing explosives, the unlawful possession of firearms and intimidation. 

Top stories

Sagan rewrites history Video

Cyclist Peter Sagan becomes the first man to win three consecutive world championships.

When the state can’t keep a secret

A selective leak has tarnished President Kiska’s reputation. But he must continue to speak out about corruption.

President Andrej Kiska

Námestie Slobody gets facelift Photo

The architectural tender will gather ideas for the redesign of the biggest square in Bratislava

Námestie Slobody will be redesigned into a kind of living room in the city.

Fundamental values explored at Divadelná Nitra 2017

This time round, the Slovak, European and US ensembles at the theatre festival focus on #fundamentals, i.e. basic values and the essence of all things.

Nature Theatre of Oklahoma: Pursuit of Happiness