Slovak Investigative Journalist Killed at Home

Update: 02 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 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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