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Police investigate the issuing of Mečiar’s amnesties

The controversial amnesties granted by former prime minister Vladimír Mečiar were cancelled after 19 years.

Vladimír Mečiar (Source: SME)

The police have initiated an investigation into the issuing of amnesties by former prime minister Vladimír Mečiar, in the case of the abduction of former president Michal Kováč’s son, the Sme daily reported on July 18 on its website.

Mečiar issued the amnesties as acting president in 1998. They relate to the abduction of Kováč’s son and the murder, in 1996, of Robert Remiáš, who served as a contact for a key witness of the abduction. The amnesties also concern the thwarted referendum of 1997.

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After the Constitutional Court found this act to be in violation of the law, the case was examined by a regional prosecutor's office on the orders of Prosecutor-General Jaromír Čižnár.

The case has now been forwarded to the law enforcement authorities.

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“The case was forwarded to the Criminal Police Department of Bratislava Regional Police Corps Directorate,” the regional prosecutor's office spokesman Michal Šúrek told Sme.

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