Court returns criminal case against far-right leader to prosecutor

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Court returns criminal case against far-right leader to prosecutor

11. 09. 2018 15:05

The Special Criminal Court (STS) has rejected the indictment to the far-right party chairman Marian Kotleba for allegedly expressing sympathy for a movement aimed at suppressing fundamental rights and freedoms. In March last year his party had handed out cheques to socially disadvantaged families, each worth €1,488; a number that is used as a Nazi symbol. "The judge of the Specialised Criminal Court decided to refuse the indictment and returned the case to the Public Prosecutor's Office (UPS) as the court found that there was a more rigorous legal assessment of the case and that all the evidence of circumstances that are necessary for a court decision had not been made in the preparatory proceedings," said Katarína Kudjáková, spokeswoman for the court on Monday to the TASR press agency. The District Prosecutor's Office filed a complaint against the court's decision, which is to be dealt with by the Supreme Court.


Anca Dragu, Photo: TASR

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