Murder, mafia and Nazis loom over Slovak election

Thousands mark the second anniversary of the murder of journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancee Martina Kusnirova.

Bratislava, Slovakia –Β Several thousand people gathered in central Bratislava on Friday evening to mark the second anniversary of the brutal murder of Jan Kuciak. The shooting of the journalist was a watershed for Slovakia – one that is now playing out ahead of elections on February 29.

It was a sombre crowd, estimated at around 8,000, that filled Namestie Slobody (Freedom Square) in the Slovak capital to honour Kuciak and his fiance, Martina Kusnirova, who were gunned down in their home on a cold February night.

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