Slovakia: Bratislava commemorates murdered journalist and fiancee

Around 25,000 people took to the streets of Bratislava on Friday, to commemorate the investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancee Martina Kusnirova, who were murdered last week in Velka Maca, Slovakia. People marched through Bratislava with banners and portraits of the murdered couple and subsequently gathered in the city's Freedom Square, where Slovak President Andrej Kiska, journalists... Еще and publishers gave short speeches. Kiska asked the crowd to observe a minute of silence for the young murdered couple. «Journalism is in danger in Europe. That's a danger for democracy. We have to declare the state of emergency for democracy in Europe,» Christophe Deloire, Director General of Reporters without Borders said in his speech. He had officially met Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico to discuss the murder investigation. Simultaneous commemorations, marches and meetings were organised in fifty other towns and cities throughout Slovakia and abroad, including Paris, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, Zurich and Prague. The murder may have been connected with the investigative work of Kuciak, who was working on articles about corruption and connections between people occupying high positions in the Slovak government and organised crime.

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