Slovakia: Filmmaker faces prosecution

The sound engineer working on ‘The Disease of the Third Power’, a critical documentary about what its creators call the “black holes” in Slovakia’s judiciary, chose to remain anonymous – “out of fear”, according to the film’s credits. The documentary’s director Zuzana Piussi, who did attach her name to the film, is now facing criminal prosecution and up to two years in prison.

Legal NGO Via Iuris immediately warned that sending Piussi to prison for making a documentary would represent a threat to freedom of expression and artistic expression in Slovakia, and set the country back several years.

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