Thursday, August 4, 2011

Saudi Interior Minister Wins Libel Suit Against U.K. Daily

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Prince Nayef Bin Abdul-Aziz al-Saud, Saudi Arabia's Interior Minister and second in line to the country's throne, has been awarded significant undisclosed damages by England's High Court in his libel suit against The Independent, according to an online article by BBC News.

Both the daily's publisher, Independent Print Ltd. and Middle East correspondent Robert Fisk, who wrote the Independent article published April 15, 2011, underlying the defamation claim, apologized in the proceedings presided over by Mrs Justice Nicola Davies. The plaintiff said he will donate the judgment amount to charity.

The Independent article accused al-Saud of ordering police to use deadly force on unarmed protestors. The Prince's counsel said the alleged written order was a fake and contained features that authentic orders from the Ministry of the Interior would not.
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