The Slovak reporter found dead at his home on Sunday was working on a story about political corruption at the highest level. Jan Kuciak was writing about links between the Italian Mafia and the Slovak government.
Slovaks have lost faith in their state apparatus, especially since the murder of journalist Jan Kuciak in February this year. A former detective now claims the Slovak police are entangled in mafia crimes.
The man who shot the Slovak investigative reporter Jan Kuciak was an ex-police officer, Slovak officials have said. Prosecutor say the killer was paid €70,000 ($81,100) for the hit by a female suspect.
The murder of investigative reporter Jan Kuciak sparked mass protests across Slovakia, forcing the departure of the then prime minister. The murder case has also put a spotlight on the role of Slovak police.
Slovak police have arrested one or more suspects in the killing of investigative journalist Jan Kuciak. The case brought down the government, while the role of the police remains far from transparent.
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