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Two charged in connection with journalist's murder

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Nick Hodge 27.11.2014 10:51
Two men have been charged with kidnapping and aiding in the murder of Polish journalist Jaroslaw Zietara, who disappeared on his way to work in September 1992.

Jaroslaw Zietara. Photo: family archive.

It is understood that Dariusz L. and Miroslaw R. (names withheld under Polish privacy laws) used to work as security guards, and they were allegedly employed by the third suspect in the case, former senator and businessman Aleksander G.

Aleksander G. was arrested in early November, and he has since been charged with incitement to murder, a charge he refutes.

Daruisz L. and Miroslaw R., who were detained in Warsaw and Poznan earlier this week, are likewise denying the accusations against them.

The investigation is being led by the Appellate Prosecutor's Office in Krakow.

Jaroslaw Zietara was an investigative journalist from Poznan who wrote about financial scandals.

He had worked for the Gazeta Wyborcza daily, the Wprost weekly and then Gazeta Poznanska, for whom he was writing at the time of his disappearance

He vanished on his way to work on 1 September 1992. His body was never found, but in 1998, Poznan prosecutors concluded that the journalist had been abducted and murdered.

In 2004, former senator Aleksander G. was given an eight-year prison sentence for tax evasion. (nh)

Source: IAR/PAP

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