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Arrest of senior intelligence chiefs in Slovakia

Posted on 2023-08-23 22:21

Several high-ranking intelligence chiefs were arrested in Slovakia – a few weeks before the parliamentary elections.

Pro-Russian opposition leader Robert Fico claims it is a “police coup”.

Which was strongly denied by President Zuzana Caputova.

On Friday, Caputova called for an emergency meeting of the Slovak Security Council to discuss the arrests, which have rocked the country’s security and intelligence services.

All of the suspects hold high positions in the authorities and are suspected of “establishing, forming and supporting a criminal group”. The police chief was also arrested on suspicion of corruption and links to organized crime

The arrests come with the approaching parliamentary elections in Slovakia on September 30.

Robert Fico (right).
Robert Fico (right).

Former pro-Russian Prime Minister Robert Fico is reported to be taking the wheel ahead of the election Politicians polling. After the arrests, he described the situation as a “coup for the police” and demanded that those responsible be punished.

“very dangerous”

President Zuzana Caputova responds to Fico’s statement and says that it is not a coup at all.

President Zuzana Caputova.
President Zuzana Caputova.

Even the head of the Slovak Progressive Liberal Party, Michal Simica, responded to Fico and said it had to do with conspiracy theories against the opposition.

– On the contrary, there is more and more evidence and court decisions that point to the existence of a system of corruption that engulfed Slovakia under his government (Robert Ficus). Fico says, according to what was reported by Slovakia, that Fico’s statement regarding the coup and the police coup is also very dangerous. Small and medium-sized companies.

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