Prime Minister Igor Matovič (OĽaNO) has publicly accused Economy Minister Richard Sulík (SaS) of killing thousands of people. If the prime minister’s information is true, according to the rector of the Academy of the Police Force, Lucie Kurilovská, he should file a criminal complaint against Sulík. If they are untrue, it is a crime of defamation.
The prime minister said publicly that Minister Sulík could be responsible for the deaths of more than 4,000 people. Is it a crime?
Accusing someone of being responsible for the deaths of thousands of people is already a case that should probably be dealt with in terms of whether it is a crime of defamation.
What is the definition of this crime?
Whoever reports false information about another person, which is capable of significantly jeopardizing the seriousness of the person concerned with fellow citizens, whether in the family or at work, commits the crime of defamation.
If this happens in public, it is up to five years.
However, if Matovič is convinced of his truth, should he, on the contrary, file a criminal complaint against Sulík?
If someone gives a particular person direct responsibility for the deaths of thousands of people, they should definitely file a criminal complaint. Maybe the Attorney General should look at it directly. We have a direct accusation from the Prime Minister. Since we don’t know what data he has, he may be right. If he is not right, he is committing the crime of defamation.
What would a possible criminal report on Sulík cover?
This would be a very serious suspicion under the first chapter of the Criminal Code – crimes against life and health. In particular, it would probably be a criminal offense of negligent killing.
For example, if the Attorney General wanted to deal with a case, would a criminal report have to be filed first?
In the criminal code we have the so-called the principle of officiality and legality, which states that law enforcement authorities must take action in order to become aware of a criminal offense in any way. It would therefore be possible to act ex officio, ie ex officio. However, it is logical that if the accusation essentially concerns a specific person, it is assumed that the person will file the complaint himself.
Who do you think would have a better chance of success in possible criminal proceedings? Would it be the Prime Minister or the Minister of Economy?
Of course, I don’t know what the evidentiary situation would be. However, I think that Richard Sulík would succeed more.
In this case, therefore, the crime of defamation is easier to prove than the crime of killing?
It would have to be proven that the Prime Minister used false data against Sulík. If the data were proven to be true, it would, on the contrary, be a clear prosecution of Richard Sulík. In that case, the prime minister should indeed file a criminal complaint.
VIDEO: Matovič: Sulík caused the deaths of thousands of people, I will not recall him. (Jan 12, 2021)
Please support quality journalism.
The goal of the daily Pravda and its internet version is to bring you up-to-date news every day. In order to be able to work for you constantly and even better, we also need your support.
Thank you for any financial contribution.
*The article has been translated based on the content of Pravda.sk – Správy by spravy.pravda.sk. If there is any problem regarding the content, copyright, please leave a report below the article. We will try to process as quickly as possible to protect the rights of the author. Thank you very much!
*We just want readers to access information more quickly and easily with other multilingual content, instead of information only available in a certain language.
*We always respect the copyright of the content of the author and always include the original link of the source article.If the author disagrees, just leave the report below the article, the article will be edited or deleted at the request of the author. Thanks very much! Best regards!