General Prosecutor will not appeal the ruling of not banning ĽSNS

The Supreme Court found evidence against extremists insufficient in April.

Jaromír ČižnárJaromír Čižnár (Source: Sme/Marko Erd)

General Prosecutor Jaromír Čižnár decided that he will not submit a proposal to review the ruling of the Supreme Court from late April. The Supreme Court then turned down his proposal to dismiss the extremist party of Marian Kotleba.

Čižnár submitted the proposal to dissolve People’s Party Our Slovakia (ĽSNS) in May 2017. The Supreme Court ruled on April 29, 2019 that ĽSNS may continue its activities.

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At the same time, the court did not consider the lawsuit an act of bullying towards anyone, as ĽSNS claimed during the proceeding, the Sme daily wrote back then.

The court claimed in the explanation of the ruling that since this was an administrative type of proceeding, it was mostly up to the prosecutor, in this case the General Prosecutor’s Office, to submit sufficient evidence. The court was supposed to consider the arguments of both parties.

“The court carefully considers everything revealed during the proceeding,” reads the explanation, as quoted by Sme. This indicates that the lawsuit was not sufficiently founded, and thus the court did not find enough evidence to dissolve the party.

General Prosecutor maintains that the constitutional conditions for submitting the motion against the ruling have not been met in this case, which is why he decided not to proceed with a proposal to the Constitutional Court to review the ruling.

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