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President and Ombudsman Denounce Attack on Journalist

Ljubljana, 2 March - Slovene President Milan Kucan and Slovenia's new Ombudsman Matjaz Hanzek denounced Wednesday's attack on a journalist of a major Slovene daily in seperate announcements on Friday. Hanzek stressed that he opposses any violence in society, especially that against professional groups which investigate irregularities in society. Kucan expressed dismay over the incident, in which Miro Petek was beaten by two unknown assailants, and expressed solidarity with colleagues who rallied behind Petek yesterday.

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