Christoph Lehermayr: Ján Kuciak
The Murder Mystery
On 25th February 2018, the Slovak investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kušnírová are found shot dead in their small house. They are 27 years old. The investigations which follow the double homicide lead to a story of power and its abuse, to servility and sex, to a mafia-like network that committed murders and planned more. A system emerges which has been hollowed out and subverted by crime, privatised and instrumentalised by criminal groups whose tentacles reach far into the judiciary, the police and to the very top of politics. Ján Kuciak and Martina Kušnírová had to die because they lived in a mafia state.