Last Christmas, Ján Kuciak received a text message. It was from Marian Kočner, a businessman who appeared on the so-called mafia lists, and a man that Kuciak used to write about a lot in his stories.
“He sent him the link to the business register and three kisses,” Kuciak’s brother, Jozef, said. “That was when I started worrying about my brother. Just the mere thing that Kočner reacted to Jano in this way was horrible. We are a small village and when such a person writes a text message to my brother on Christmas, it scares you.”Read also:Read more
The story is described in the recently published book about the lives of Ján Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kušnírová. They were both murdered a few weeks later, on February 21.
Even though Ján Kuciak almost failed to be admitted to the eight-year grammar school, because the admission exams also contained a computer skills test and the Kuciak family did not own a computer, he grew up to be one of the best investigative journalists.
20. Nov 2018 at 15:40 | Roman Cuprik