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Slutsker wins £110,000 in defamation suit against Romanova (Vedomosti)

posted 20 Jul 2015, 07:37 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 20 Jul 2015, 07:43 ]
17 July 2015

Source: Vedomosti

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The High Court in London has ruled that journalist Olga Romanova must pay £110 000 to ex-member of the Federation Council from Chuvashia, Vladimir Slutsker, in a case of defamation, RBK reports, citing the ruling of the court. The suit was filed in 2012 on the basis of statements by Romanova that Slutsker had fabricated the criminal case against his business partner (and Romanova’s husband), Aleksei Kozlov. Slutsker’s press secretary, Ekaterina Shatalina, explained that the suit was brought in London “so that there would be no doubts about the incorruptibility and objectivity of one of the oldest democratic institutions of justice in the world.” [Read more]