Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Fugitive Oligarch Wins Libel Suit

The High Court in London upheld the libel suit of Boris Berezovsky, formerly an influential Russian businessman and political figure, now an √©migr√© wanted in Russia on various charges, against Russian TV company VGTRK. In 2007 VGTRK broadcasted a program alleging that Berezovsky was responsible for the poisoning of dissident Alexander Litvinenko and forged documents to avoid extradition to Russia. The Court awarded £150,000 to Berezovsky. The TV company refuses to comply with the judgment and intends to “appeal up to the European Court of Human Rights.”

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