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February 21st – Brussels vigil for Slovak journalist Jan Kuciak – One year on

Thursday 21 February marks the one-year anniversary of the brutal assassination of Slovak investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kusnirova. Yet justice has not been brought for these murders.

Reporters Without Borders (RSF), the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and Transparency International invite you to join us for a vigil outside the Residence Palace in Brussels at 1 pm to honor the bravery of Jan Kuciak and to make clear that the pressure on Slovak authorities to investigate this double murder will be kept up.

Despite undeniable progress in the investigation, the Slovak authorities must ensure that it continues to be conducted in a completely independent manner and that all lines of inquiry are fully pursued. All the perpetrators, including the masterminds, must be brought to justice, and measures to better protect journalists must be taken. It is crucial for Jan and Martina’s memory, for their family, for journalism and for democracy in Slovakia.

Please join us on Thursday 21 February 2019 at 1 pm outside the Residence Palace to say it loud and clear: we want to know who killed Jan Kuciak and his fiancée and why. 

Do not hesitate to spread the word.


What: a vigil to honor the memory of Jan Kuciak and his fiancée, and to call for justice

When: Thursday 21 February at 1 pm

Where: Residence Palace – Rue de la Loi – 1040 Brussels

 Picture credit: Ricardo Gutiérrez / EFJ