Slovak police have arrested one or more suspects in the killing of investigative journalist Jan Kuciak. The murder forced the resignations of then-Prime Minister Robert Fico and Interior Minister Robert Kalinak as well as the head of the Slovak police. A lawyer representing the families of Kuciak and his girlfriend Martina Kusnirova said suspects were arrested early on Thursday, and Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini wrote on Facebook that the ongoing investigation was "a priority" for his government. Kuciak, who had written about political corruption in Slovakia, was found shot dead along with Kusnirova at their home outside Bratislava on February 21. Slovak authorities have said they believe it was a contract killing connected to Kuciak's work investigating possible widespread government corruption and ties between politicians and Italian gangsters.
Posted on: September 27, 2018