Three prime Slovakian officers resigned Wednesday following the homicide of a journalist investigating allegations of corruption linked to allies of the prime minister.
The officers had been Slovakian Tradition Minister Marek Maďarič, in addition to two folks named in a draft of the reporter’s remaining story — which was published by numerous media shops Wednesday — chief state adviser Mária Trošková and chair of Slovakia’s safety council Viliam Jasaň, the BBC reported.
The journalist, Ján Kuciak, was found dead in his dwelling alongside his fiancée on Sunday. Kuciak’s remaining report alleges that various Italian businessmen residing in japanese Slovakia had ties to Italy’s ‘Ndrangheta mafia and to Trošková and Jasaň.
Kuciak had been working for information outlet Aktuality.sk, which is a part of the Ringier Axel Springer group (Axel Springer is co-publisher of POLITICO’s European version).
Maďarič stated that he determined to resign as tradition minister as a result of he couldn’t “determine with the truth that a journalist was killed throughout my tenure,” based on the Slovak Spectator.
Trošková and Jasaň stated in a joint assertion that makes an attempt “by some politicians and the media to hyperlink our names to those repellent crimes” had been unacceptable, including that they had been stepping down so their names couldn’t be utilized in a political battle towards Prime Minister Robert Fico.