Photos of Ján Kuciak and Martina Kušnírová are set on a table at the Bratislava offices of Aktuality. One year after the double murder, Kuciak's colleagues say they are committed to continuing Kuciak's work. (CPJ)
Photos of journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kušnírová at the offices of his media outlet Aktuality in Bratislava, Slovakia, one year after their double murder on February 21, 2018. (CPJ)

CPJ and partners call on Slovakia to ensure justice for the murder of journalist Ján Kuciak

Berlin, February 21, 2024—On the sixth anniversary of the brutal killing of Slovak investigative reporter Ján Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kušnírová on Wednesday, the Committee to Protect Journalists and seven other international press freedom organizations renewed their call for justice and an end to the cycle of impunity in Slovakia.

Despite the hitmen and intermediaries receiving lengthy prison sentences, the businessman accused of masterminding the crime, after threatening the journalist, was twice found not guilty. The Supreme Court is set to rule on the prosecutor’s appeal.

Read the full statement below.