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Murder of journalist

Ján Kuciak was an investigative reporter working for the Aktuality.sk, dealing mostly with stories concerning tax fraud. He and his fiancée Martina Kušnírová were killed on February 21, 2018 in their house in the western-Slovak village of Veľká Mača.

UPDATED: 14. Nov 2018, at 20:52

We refuse Fico's attacks against journalists

More than 480 journalists have signed a statement condemning the most recent verbal attacks of the former prime minister against journalists.14. Nov 2018, at 9:50

Slovak journalists at one of protest rallies organised in response to the murder of journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée.

Kuciak receives press freedom prize in memoriam in Berlin

Murdered journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was also awarded.Compiled by Spectator staff, 6. Nov 2018, at 13:49

l-r: Jozef Kuciak, Matthew Caruana Galizia and Corinne Vella

Police fail to deal with information leaks in Kuciak case

Investigators agree that the leaks can be dangerous.Compiled by Spectator staff, 5. Nov 2018, at 13:49

Police carried out an operation in Kolárovo (Nitra Region).

Smother impunity before it can breathe

The IPI Executive Board chose to meet here, in Bratislava, to raise its collective voice to demand justice for Ján Kuciak and Martina Kušnírová.Scott Griffen1. Nov 2018, at 21:00

#allforjan gathering in Bratislava on March 2.

The people charged with Kuciak’s murder reportedly bought weapons in HungaryPhoto

Two Hungarians had been detained and interrogated for several hours, but because the police classified them as witnesses, they were eventually released.Compiled by Spectator staff, 30. Oct 2018, at 7:23

Police carried out an operation in Kolárovo (Nitra Region).

RSF call on Slovak authorities to investigate harassment in Kuciak murder case

The international journalists’ organisation claims that a “predator’s shadow” hangs over Kuciak's murder.Compiled by Spectator staff, 29. Oct 2018, at 14:08

Marian Kočner

Accused in Kuciak case says Lipšic may also have been a target

Special Prosecutor’s Office prosecutor also mentioned.Compiled by Spectator staff, 29. Oct 2018, at 13:58

Lawyer and ex-politician Daniel Lipšic

IPI will demand justice in the murder of Kuciak

The organisation will also carry out a solidarity visit to the memorial for Ján Kuciak and Martina Kušnírová in Bratislava and meet with representatives of the Slovak media community.Compiled by Spectator staff, 25. Oct 2018, at 13:44

Illustrative stock photo
UPDATED: Oct 24, 2018, at 14:45

Not only Peter Tóth spied on journalists for Kočner

Also a current top official at the Financial Administration (previously a secret service agent) allegedly followed journalists at the order of the shady businessman, now in custody.Compiled by Spectator staff, 24. Oct 2018, at 12:52

Marian Kočner

Lipšic files criminal complaint against Peter Tóth for libel

The ex-politician and lawyer claims that Tóth continues his smear campaign.Compiled by Spectator staff, 23. Oct 2018, at 13:34

Lawyer and ex-politician Daniel Lipšic

Denník N: Former journalist-turned-spy spied on journalists for Kočner

Peter Tóth denies the claims of the daily which cites "sources from the environment of criminal prosecution".Compiled by Spectator staff, 22. Oct 2018, at 23:18

Peter Tóth

All for Jan: The year of magical thinking in Slovakia

Orbán used Soros as a powerful container for everything he stood against. Fico borrowed the ready-made narrative.Zuzana Kepplová19. Oct 2018, at 8:45

Controversial businessman Kočner charged in Five Star Residence case

The businessman suspected of ties to top politicians has been accused in the case of dubiously transferred flats in a famous housing complex in Bratislava.Compiled by Spectator staff, 17. Oct 2018, at 22:44

Five Star Residence

Police are doing house searches at Kočner’s placesVideo

The shady businessman is participating in person in these house searches, conducted in connection with his suspected violent criminality - the murder of Ján Kuciak.Compiled by Spectator staff, 16. Oct 2018, at 13:37

House search at Kočner’s property in Chrasťová 22, Bratislava, on October 16, 2018.

Older murder of ex-mayor linked to Kuciak case

The woman who allegedly ordered Ján Kuciak's murder has also been mentioned in the murder of a mayoral candidate in the Slovak town of Hurbanovo.Compiled by Spectator staff, 10. Oct 2018, at 23:40

Alena Zs led to court in Banská Bystrica, end of September 2018

When they found out whom they killed, they asked for more moneyVideo

Balaclavas, handcuffs and submachine guns: the man charged for the murder of Kuciak and Kušnírová was planning another crime, according to the Specialised Criminal Court’s ruling.Adam Valček10. Oct 2018, at 20:22

Alleged hitman Tomáš Sz. is led to court hearing.

Court document: Those accused in Kuciak’s murder wanted more money

The document published by the Specialised Criminal Court reveals more details about the murders of Kuciak and Kušnírová.Compiled by Spectator staff, 9. Oct 2018, at 22:16

Martina Kušnárová and Ján Kuciak, the couple murdered in February in connection to Kuciak's journalistic work.

Suspects charged in Kuciak/Kušnírová murder remain in custodyPhoto

The three-member Supreme Court panel led by ex-minister Štefan Harabin rejected the appeal of the three defendants.Compiled by Spectator staff, 9. Oct 2018, at 13:16

The Supreme Court building in Bratislava

Two investigators whose findings have benefited businessman Kočner to leave the police

Two members of the police financial unit from Banská Bystrica announced they would leave by the end of 2018.Compiled by Spectator staff, 8. Oct 2018, at 13:34

Marian Kočner

From luxury to prison: Zsuzsová's life in custody

Women in prison have only minimum advantages compared to men.Peter Kapitán5. Oct 2018, at 20:54

Prison, illustrative stock photo