According to lawyers Jaroslav Haščák, the presentation of the analysis of the special prosecutor’s office borders on the abuse of power public official. They stated this in response to material that special prosecutor Daniel Lipšic provided to the media on Tuesday.
The lawyers said that Lipšic should “stop publishing unsigned analyzes”. “The mission of the Office of the Special Prosecutor’s Office is to supervise specific cases and guide the procedure of investigators in them. No legal norm implies the power of the Office of the Special Prosecutor’s Office to address the public in a specific criminal case and to guide public opinion with such analyzes, “they added.
According to them, the analysis raises not only the absence of the author, but also the specific content of the “question whether it really arose in the Office of the Special Prosecutor’s Office”.
The analysis shows that the resolution of the Attorney General, by which Maroš Žilinka lifted the charges against the financier Jaroslav Haščák, the former director of the SIS counterintelligence Ľubomír Arpáš and against Arpáš’s wife in connection with the Gorilla case, raises controversial issues. According to her, the resolution also deviates from the current decision-making practice of the General Prosecutor’s Office, but also of the courts.
Haščák’s lawyers emphasized that they did not have a fundamental reservation for the Office of the Special Prosecutor’s Office to analyze the impact of decisions of the General Prosecutor’s Office or the European Court of Human Rights on its activities in specific cases. However, they consider it absurd for Lipšic to present such analyzes publicly. (tasr)