Slovak Investigative Journalist Killed at Home

Update: 12 Mar 2018 State replied
Year 26 Feb 2018 Country Slovak Republic Category A. Attacks on physical safety and integrity of journalists Source of threat Unknown Partner Index , Article 19 , AEJ , CPJ , EFJ/IFJ , INSI , IPI , RSF Alert level Level 1
26 Feb 2018 Slovak Republic A. Attacks on physical safety and integrity of journalists Unknown Index , Article 19 , AEJ , CPJ , EFJ/IFJ , INSI , IPI , RSF Level 1

Investigative journalist Jan Kuciak, who had been reporting on tax fraud, was shot dead at his home, news website Dennik N reported, citing the Interior Ministry. According to Dennik N, the murder took place in the journalist’s house in the village of Veľká Mača 5 km east of the capital Bratislava, some time between 22 and 25 February 2018 . Kuciak was shot in the chest and his fiancée was shot in the head. Kuciak worked for Slovak news website

State replies

New 27 Feb 2018 : Statement of the Permanent Representative of the Slovak Republic to the Council of Europe


New 16 Mar 2018 : Following his country visit in the Slovak Republic, the Commissioner calls for a prompt and effective investigation in the murder of journalist Ján Kuciak in order to identify and punish the perpetrators, but especially those who ordered the murders. He also calls for an urgent public discussion about media freedom.
New 02 Mar 2018 : OSCE media freedom representative calls for full and transparent investigation of journalist’s murder at meeting with Slovak Prime Minister Fico
New 01 Mar 2018 : PACE President condemns murder of investigative journalist in the Slovak Republic
New 26 Feb 2018 : OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media representative strongly condemns murder of investigative reporter Kuciak in Slovakia
New 26 Feb 2018 : "If death of investigative reporter Jan Kuciak is linked to his journalism, it would be an unprecedented attack on freedom of the press and democracy".
New 26 Feb 2018 : Human Rights Commissioner: "I will raise the issue during upcoming visit to the country."
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