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Kušnírová’s mother represented by Hedviga Malinová's lawyer

Police officers mentioned in the stories of Ján Kuciak should not be allowed to see the corresponding file, lawyer argues.

Hedviga Malinová-Žáková (L) with Roman Kvasnica in 2012.(Source: Sme archives)

In the double murder case of journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kušnírová, her mother – Zlatica Kušnírová – has changed the lawyer representing her and her family in the case.

Instead of Daniel Lipšic (former politician and co-founder of the Nova party), she has hired Roman Kvasnica. Lipšic remains the lawyer of the Kuciak family, the Sme daily wrote on April 17.

Kvasnica said for the daily that the first thing to do is to ascertain that even the police officers whom Kuciak wrote about are not allowed to read the file, nor anyone mentioned in Kuciak’s stories and documents. The investigation of the double murder that shook the country seven weeks ago has still not fundamentally progressed, according to the data available.

Police President Tibor Gašpar said there are still several versions of the case, thus disproving speculations that just one version is left.

Those involved should not have access

“None of the persons mentioned in (Ján Kuciak’s) stories may learn about the contents of the investigation file, since they must be part of the investigation version, I think,” Kvasnica opined for Sme.

The lawyer suggested to the investigator that all of Kuciak’s stories from past two years become part of the file; then, he can decide who should not be informed about the partial results of the investigation.

“I also asked the investigator to exempt this file from their information system, Nakatok, which enables superiors to study parts of the investigation files,” Kvasnica added.

The Sme daily suggested last week that information on the case may leak to those involved through a police information channel.

After taking over the legal representation of the Kušnírs, Kvasnica asked the investigator whether he could have a look at the file – but so far, it seems he will not be allowed to do so.

Representing Malinová and Volzová

Roman Kvasnica was originally a prosecutor, but after 1991, he became a lawyer. He has won several crucial law cases – including against the state, which illegally wiretapped him.

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Apart from the case of Sylvia Volzová, a former business partner of ex-minister of economy (ANO party) Pavol Rusko, Kvasnica represented Hedviga Malinová.

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Kvasnica became her lawyer after current Justice Minister Gábor Gál (Most-Híd) gave up on the case. The former tried to prove that Malinová really was attacked by two extremists who targeted her because she allegedly spoke Hungarian on the phone, and did not imagine it, as ex-interior minister Robert Kaliňák and ex-prime minister Robert Fico claimed.

Read also:Malinová case nears end

Officially, the case of Hedviga Malinová (dating back to 2006) was taken over by Hungarian Prosecutor’s Office at the beginning of 2017. Until now, there has been no progress in the case; in the meantime, Malinová married, started a family and is living in Hungary.

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