Scientist are fed up with people spreading lies

One scientist already won a lawsuit.

Peter Sabaka.Peter Sabaka. (Source: SME - Marko Erd)

Extremist Republic party MP Milan Mazurek indirectly linked infectologist Peter Sabaka to the death of a boy whose doctor refused to treat him because his mother was not vaccinated.

Republic chair Milan Uhrík accused him of receiving €28,000 from Speaker of Parliament Boris Kollár (Sme Rodina) for his involvement during the Covid pandemic.

SkryťRemove ad
Article continues after video advertisement
SkryťRemove ad
Article continues after video advertisement

Sabaka, from the Infectology and Geographical Medicine Clinic at Kramáre Hospital, Bratislava, decided to file lawsuits against both MPs. He is seeking financial compensation and will use it to support medical facilities.

On Tuesday, he launched a fundraiser to fund the lawsuits. After the first day more than €3,000 of the €15,000 goal were collected.

Sabaka has found support among other well-known doctors and scientists who were the faces of the vaccination campaign during the pandemic. Many faced threats by people opposing vaccination and spreading misinformation. Among them is infectologist Vladimír Krčméry, who received death threats from a person wielding a gun in front of him.

According to Ivan Humeník, a lawyer specializing in medical law, filing such lawsuits is meaningful and strengthens society's confidence that we live in a state governed by the rule of law.

Related article MP must pay damages to a doctor for badmouthing Read more 

Against hatred and misinformation

"I was willing to finance the entire lawsuit against Mr Mazurek myself, but my lawyers convinced me to make a fundraiser," Sabaka explains why he decided to go this way.

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: Young, talented, and with historic medals for Slovakia

The next coronavirus wave is expected to be milder. Another MP joins a club of charged lawmakers.


43m
Eduard Heger (left) and Igor Matovič (right).

Who exactly will be Slovakia’s finance minister in 17 days?

Nobody seems to know what will happen to the government come September – except Igor Matovič, of course.


5 h

Nature, culture, and luxury all in one valley

Ease your hiking muscles in a spa after a two-hour hike with incredible views and a walk through time.


27. jul
Zuzana 2 howitzers during a military training.

First Zuzana howitzers delivered to Ukraine

Artillery systems will be key support in combat, says Naď.


9 h
SkryťClose ad