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Slovakia: four people charged over murder of investigative journalist

Prosecutor files charges over 2018 killing of Ján Kuciak and fiancee that led to mass protests

Slovak authorities have charged a high-profile businessman and three others with murder over the killing of a journalist and his fiancee last year, a case that is still sending shockwaves through the country’s political landscape more than a year after it brought down the prime minister, Robert Fico.

The politically well-connected entrepreneur Márian Kočner and two alleged accomplices have pleaded not guilty to the murder of the journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancee, Martina Kušnírová. The fourth suspect has confessed to the shooting.

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