This is a test of how the state works

In the investigation of the murder of journalist, much more is at stake than just the good name of the police.

The police officer in Veľká Mača at the site of Kuciak and Kušnírová's murder.The police officer in Veľká Mača at the site of Kuciak and Kušnírová's murder. (Source: TASR)

After Slovakia has spent seven months lost in the labyrinth of speculations about who could have gone so far as to order the murder of a journalist, the police claim that they have detained those who executed two young people in a gangland-style murder.

Every decent or even less than decent person is now wishing for that claim to be true, because what is at stake is much more than just the reputation of the police.

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