MP Mazurek Convicted of Extremism-related Crime, Loses Seat in House

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LSNS member Milan Mazurek (photo by TASR)

Bratislava, September 3 (TASR) – MP for the far-right People’s Party Our Slovakia (LSNS) Milan Mazurek has lost his seat in Parliament after his conviction for defaming a race, nation and belief was upheld on Tuesday, parliamentary mandate committee chair Juraj Blanar confirmed for TASR on the same day.

A three-member senate of the Supreme Court confirmed Mazurek’s conviction and handed him a fine amounting to €10,000. The Supreme Court thus increased the original fine imposed by the Specialised Criminal Court. The verdict is final and valid.

Mazurek will be replaced in Parliament by Milan Spanik, MP Martin Belusky (LSNS) has told TASR.

The Specialised Criminal Court last year found Mazurek guilty of disparaging remarks against the Roma broadcast by Radio Frontinus in October 2016.