The country's interior minister has resigned amid a political crisis over the murder of an investigative journalist, Jan Kuciak. Robert Kalinak was a key ally of Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico – who has been fighting to save his 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.
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.
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.
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.
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