Condolences to the Slovac Ombudsman on the death of Ján Kuciak
Deputy Commissioner for Human Rights Hanna Machińska sent a letter of condolence on death od investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and his partner to the Ombudsman of Slovakia.
Ján Kuciak was an investigative journalist writing about tax frauds on Aktuality websit. He was murdered, and it may have something to do with journalist's investigative activities.
Dear Ms. Patakyová,
On behalf of the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Republic of Poland I would like to express our sorrow regarding the murder of investigative reporter Ján Kuciak and his partner Martina Kusnirova in their home in Slovakia. We would like to assure you of our full support and readiness to act on your side on this issue.
The murder of a journalist is a clear sign that crime is directed against one of the main pillars of freedom: freedom of expression and independence of media. In open, democratic societies journalists must be able to work freely and safely. This horrific crime calls for a determined investigation and the swift prosecution of those responsible.
My deepest sympathy goes out to the families and colleagues of Ján Kuciak and his partner. Please send them my deepest condolences.