Charges brought against a police officer who surveilled journalists

All three men detained in late September have been released.

Michal Zubčák leaving the hearing concerning the surveillance of journalists.Michal Zubčák leaving the hearing concerning the surveillance of journalists. (Source: TASR)

The investigator of the Interior Ministry’s inspection service has brought charges against Pavol Vorobjov, a former head of the financial police’s intelligence unit who has surveilled several journalists, including the murdered Ján Kuciak.

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Vorobjov has been accused of abusing the powers of a public official and of the unauthorised use of personal data, the TASR newswire reported.

All three men released

Vorobjov was detained during a police operation on September 26, together with incumbent Deputy Head of the National Criminal Agency’s (NAKA) Financial Unit Milan Mihálik and police officer Michal Zubčák.

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