There will be three witnesses and two experts from Slovakia on the reconstruction of the Inmate case
Three witnesses and two experts from Slovakia are to take part in the reconstruction of the case of the death of a Slovak citizen, Jozef Chovanec, in Belgium. This was stated on Friday by the Minister of Justice Mária Kolíková.
Not to invite another witness, Roman Behúl, she said that this was the judge’s decision.
“I know there is another judge. She could have differently evaluated the need for the Award of individual witnesses, “Kolíková stated. She added that Behúl’s statement is in the file and it must definitely be taken into account.” The judge knows about him, our office, which represents us as an injured party in this proceeding, knows about him, he will certainly point this out. A representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will also be present, “she noted.
The resort is monitoring the entire investigation
According to Kolíková, the Ministry of Justice of the Slovak Republic is monitoring the entire investigation. It initiated Slovakia to intervene in the proceedings and acts on the injured party’s side. He also communicates intensively with the law firm. The Slovak Republic also bears part of the costs, for example for the departure of witnesses or experiments.
The inmate died in February 2018 after a fight with the police at the airport in Charleroi, Belgium. According to the Belgian media, they behaved violently on board the plane, he fled into a flight attendant because he could not sit on his chosen seat. The captain of the plane refused to take off until the summoned airport police intervened.
The shift brought the published video
A shift in the assessment of the case came from a video released last August. In the pictures, you can see the policemen kneeling on Chovanc for more than a quarter of an hour and one of the policemen cheered, while her colleagues laughed at that.
In the case of the Inmate, witness Roman Behúl also wants to testify. He also wants to take part in the upcoming reconstruction of the case. At a press conference on Friday with MEP Miriam Lexmann, he spoke about obstacles that prevent him from doing so. He claims to have seen the Inmates being taken off the plane and did not agree with the version that he was actively resisting. The reconstruction of the case must take place at the beginning of next week. Lexmann wants to turn to the Slovak government and authorities to be interested in the questionable way of developing the case.