The monument for the murdered journalist Jana Kuciak († 27) and his fiancée Martina Kušnířová († 27) were celebrated on Tuesday evening in a park in the southern class in Košice. More than 100 people attended the show. The author of the work is the košický artist Peter Kalmus.
According to Kalmus, it is not essential who made the monument. "The fundamental is a tragic thing that happened half a year ago. The memory of innocent victims of brutal execution is still present in us. I think it is the first, but I believe it is not the last monument on the territory of Slovakia, "he said, and he said it would be better if such memorials would not be created in Slovakia.
"There are only names in the monument, the portraits of Jana and Martina, and the QR code that you murdered the biographical data of both the cruel, but also the details of the Prime Minister, Minister of the Interior, Police President, etc. " Kalmus explained. He added that it is a symbolic tomb, which is still completed by greening and a tree will be planted.
According to him, the place where the monument is located has taken its toll. "There is the bustle of the city, but there is also a piece of parchment and now a holy church." He also remembered that the monument comes from private sources and if someone damages it, it will still be repaired.
The celebration of the monument was also attended by the parents of the murdered Ján Kuciak, the mother of Martin Kušníř and their lawyers. After the interviews the poem Tomáš Straka also started. She was followed by a forgiving mass for a few murdered victims of the occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1968.
Zlatica Kušnírová expressed her thanks and the idea to make the memorial was a very nice gesture. "I believe that no one will distract," she told the media. "I do not like politics, I've never had it, and these quarrels that it's very reconciled do not suit me" said Joseph Kuciak.
"I think that if the tragic death of Jana and Martina has to understand something, then you have to stop being afraid. To learn to name things in real words, fight for good, fight for a dignified life in Slovakia, for which John and Martin have been fighting all their lives. I believe that even after six months, which is very special for the 50th anniversary of the occupation, we will remember that these anniversaries are about the freedom of Slovakia ", said lawyer Lipos during the speech.
The double murder of a journalist and his fiancé took place on February 21 in a family house in Velka Maća. In the case of further processing.