Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Libel Award against Fired Police Officer

A court in Novorossiysk held ex-police Major Alexey Dymovsky responsible for civil libel of his superiors. In November 2009 Dymovsky published on the internet a video message to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin alleging corruption in the Novorossiysk police. Dymovsky was fired, charged with criminal defamation and fraud, and sued civilly for libel, resulting in a 100,000 roubles ($3,000) damages award against him. The criminal proceedings are still underway.


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