Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Hungary accepts the Malinová case

The case of Hedviga Malinová ends in Slovakia after 10 years, and moves to Hungarian courts.

Hedviga Žáková-Malinová(Source: Sme - Tibor Somogyi)

It took half a year for Hungarian authorities to assess all the necessary information before they decided to accept case of Hedviga Malinová.

The Hungarian General Prosecutor's Office informed the Slovak Justice Ministry of this in early January.

“Currently we are discussing with the Hungarian side the way in which we hand over the documents and proofs,” a Justice Ministry spokesperson told the Sme.

Read also: Read also:Malinová case, ten years on

Malinová (who has since married and now goes under the name Žáková) is an ethnic Hungarian who reported being attacked in August 2006, after two men overheard her speaking Hungarian on the phone. Suspects were investigated in connection with this incident but not prosecuted and the police closed the case in September 2006, concluding that the attack did not take place at all; rather, it was determined that Žáková should be charged with perjury in early April 2014.

Since she had moved to Hungary and was granted Hungarian citizenship in December 2013, Žáková turned to the court in Nitra, asking to move the proceedings to Hungary. Justice Minister Tomáš Borec agreed that the official request to move the case to Hungarian courts would be sent on March 17, the SITA newswire reported.

Read also: Read also:Malinová case nears end

After Hungary takes the case it is possible that the court will have to invite all witnesses and acquire new expert opinions, as well as present the evidence.

It is also possible that it will decide that the case cannot be investigated as it took place 10 years ago and some evidence has been destroyed, Sme wrote.

Top stories

Crematorium in Bratislava is an architectural revelation Photo

Those who have experienced farewells in other crematoria know what makes it special. Now the best work by the architect Ferdinand Milučký is getting a monograph

Crematorium in Bratislava by architect Ferdinand Milučký

Crates and boxes. Slovaks discover new ways of grocery shopping

Farmer’s boxes are gaining customers in Slovakia as people slowly become more conscious about quality and the origin of the food they eat.

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava Video

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between January 19 and January 28, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

Scandi 4

Man who abducted the president’s son speaks out

The testimony of the former secret service agent could be of importance in a court process against the ex-spy boss.

Former SIS director Ivan Lexa