The newspaper Dnevnik reported on Monday that judge Urška Klakočar Zupančič had lost her position as the head of the commonhold department of the Ljubljana Local Court due to her posts about Prime Minister Janez Janša in a closed Facebook group.
According to the newspaper, Klakočar Zupančič wrote among other things that “I hope that the age of Janšism will eventually become only a bitter memory, take care of yourselves until then”.
She also labelled Janša as a “great dictator” and added that coronavirus in Slovenia had given rise to “frustrated characters with criminal past”.
The president of the Ljubljana Local Court has also launched disciplinary proceedings against the judge.
The writings have found their way to Vinko Gorenak, a state secretary in the prime minister’s office, who went public with them and asked the Judicial Council and the president of the Supreme Court to respond.
Supreme Court president Damijan Florjančič labelled them as inappropriate, and the Judicial Council said it “condemned and regretted any action on the part of judges that creates the impression in public of political bias of judges as individuals and the judiciary as a whole”.