Three high 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 individuals named in a draft of the reporter’s closing story — which was published by varied media retailers 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 house alongside his fiancée on Sunday. Kuciak’s closing report alleges that a lot of Italian businessmen dwelling 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 mentioned 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 mentioned 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 in opposition to Prime Minister Robert Fico.