Three days after the assassination try on Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico, the suspected attacker should seem in courtroom for the primary time on Saturday. The courtroom date was introduced on Friday by a spokeswoman for the courtroom within the city of Pezinok, north of Bratislava. The public prosecutor's workplace had requested pre-trial detention for the 71-year-old author, it stated.

An investigation into tried homicide was initiated in opposition to the person on Thursday, and Slovak authorities imagine there was a political motive. The man is accused of capturing the 59-year-old head of presidency a number of occasions with a pistol throughout an encounter with residents within the central Slovakian city of Handlová on Wednesday.

Fico was severely injured within the assault; his life was nonetheless at risk on Friday and he had undergone one other operation. His situation is “still very serious,” stated Deputy Prime Minister Robert Kaliňák in Banská Bystrica. It will take just a few days earlier than the prospects of restoration will be assessed.