the murder of The journalist, Jan Kuciak, a year ago, triggered in Slovakia, mass protests and a crisis for the government. Reforms followed, but in the meantime, the political pressure on journalists is on the rise.
Every day Joseph Kuciak and his wife Jana to go to the cemetery of Stiavnik, to the grave of her son Jan. The pain is in these days very much present, as is the doubt, whether the crime will ever be fully elucidated. "We have the feeling, to prevent as if a person's efforts, that the investigation is completed," says the father.
four suspects sitting in detention, in addition, since last summer, a business man as the alleged Principal. But the Slovak investigators are not with their work yet finished.
"A full investigation is not going to bring us our son back. But it is to me, that something is changing in the society," says Joseph Kuciak. "In the past, but it is so that it can be repeated, it can happen to any other family. And that's the worst."
The murder of Jan Kuciak and his fiancée Martina, triggered mass protests in Slovakia. (File photo)"a Very robust investigation."
Daniel Lipsic, former Minister of justice and lawyer for the family Kuciak, is slightly more optimistic: "I have attorneys, trust in the team of investigators and the state. There were errors at the beginning. But after the Change in the police and the public pressure, the investigation is very robust."
The Zuzana Petkova. The former journalist, conducts in Bratislava, the organization "stop the corruption". You told:
"I hope that the murder has shaken the people at the office of the public Prosecutor and the police. Make your work really hard and strive to determine both the murder of Kuciak, as well as related cases."
The investigators would have a free Hand to the criminal, mafia-like networks in politics and business, to uncover and to prosecute, says attorney Lipsic. "These are serious allegations. And probably a lot of Dirt comes up. But I hope it has a healing effect for the company."