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Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Uzbek “Dictator’s Daughter” Loses Libel Suit Against French News Website

Posted by Info on 03/07/2011

Paris court to reject the libel suit that Uzbek President Islam Karimov’s daughter, Lola Karimova, brought against the French news website Rue89 over an article describing her as a “dictator’s daughter” who used charity events to try to “whitewash her country’s image.”

Karimova had demanded 30,000 euros in damages for the article by Augustin Scalbert, which was posted on the website in May 2010. In today’s ruling, the court described the article as “entirely true to reality”

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