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The government coalition is correcting its own mistake. The statute of limitations for rape remains twenty years

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The government coalition is correcting its own mistake.  The statute of limitations for rape remains twenty years

Two weeks after the introduction of the amendment to the Criminal Code in the parliament, Robert Fico’s government is correcting its mistake. He is hastily pushing for another change to the criminal codes to preserve the current statutes of limitations for violent crimes.

In the case of crimes such as murder, killing, bodily harm, gross coercion, immigration, rape, sexual violence, sexual abuse, torture, or human trafficking or kidnapping and the production of child pornography, the twenty-year statute of limitations should remain after the approval of the amendment .

In the recently approved amendment, government deputies of Smer, Hlas and SNS voted to shorten it from twenty to ten years, which caused great criticism. Coalition politicians then defended it by adopting the same limitation periods as, for example, in the Czech Republic, Austria or Germany. It quickly became clear that this was not true.

During the approval of the amendment, the well-known statement of Smer MP Richard Glück was also made:

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