Police investigate Smer MP Blaha for his Facebook post

Blaha posted a picture with his hammer-and-sickle gift.

Smer MP Ľuboš Blaha.Smer MP Ľuboš Blaha. (Source: TASR)

Smer MP Ľuboš Blaha, who chairs the European Affairs Committee in parliament, well-known for his long and inflammatory Facebook statuses, is being investigated by the police.

The prosecution concerns Blaha's Facebook post from December 10, 2019. An investigator started the prosecution concerning the sharing of extremist materials and expressing support for movements that restrict fundamental rights and freedoms.

The Facebook post is essentially a photo with Smer chair Robert Fico after he gifted Blaha a red star-shaped decoration with a communist hammer and sickle engraved in it. No charge has been brought forward.

An investigator launched criminal proceedings on January 16 upon a complaint filed by Juraj Petrovič, who serves as the Civic Conservative Party (OKS) vice-chair.

Blaha brings up Warhol and Austria

Blaha said, in response to the investigator’s resolution, that they infringe his freedom of expression.

The rest of this article is premium content at Spectator.sk
Subscribe now for full access

I already have subscription - Sign in

Subscription provides you with:
  • Immediate access to all locked articles (premium content) on Spectator.sk
  • Special weekly news summary + an audio recording with a weekly news summary to listen to at your convenience (received on a weekly basis directly to your e-mail)
  • PDF version of the latest issue of our newspaper, The Slovak Spectator, emailed directly to you
  • Access to all premium content on Sme.sk and Korzar.sk

Top stories

News digest: Slovakia marks anniversary of one of its biggest accidents in water transport

People are obliged to show Covid passes, the Bratislava's Old Town promotes its most beautiful trees and construction of the traditional ice house in the High Tatras has started.


11 h
Opening of the time capsule of Michael's Tower.

Time capsule stored in Bratislava's St Michael statue 176 years ago reveals its secrets

The public can see the items found in the box in the Bratislava City Museum at the Old Town Hall this weekend.


14 h
About 100 to 110 Tatra chamois live in the NAPANT national park, central Slovakia, but only two are white.

New Low Tatras attraction fascinates and worries hikers

Two white chamois have been observed in the national park, but their colour exposes them to danger.


21. okt
Skryť Close ad