Update given on health condition of Slovakia’s PM – as suspect in court over attempted assassination

Slovakia’s Prime Minister Robert Fico remains in a stable but serious condition as the man accused of attempting to assassinate him appeared in court for the first time.
Mr Fico, 59, was shot multiple times while greeting supporters in the former mining town of Handlova on Wednesday.

The suspect was tackled to the ground and arrested.
He was previously named as 71-year-old Juraj Cintula and has been described as a writer and poet.
The court in Pezinok, a small town outside the capital, Bratislava, was guarded by officers wearing balaclavas and carrying rifles for his court appearance.

News media were not allowed in for the hearing and reporters were kept behind a gate outside.
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