April 22, 2014
by Amy Mathieu
Judge Anna Nekryach of the Babushkinsky district court on Tuesday found opposition leader Alexei Navalny guilty of slander. A Moscow City Duma Deputy, Aleksei Lisovenko filed the lawsuit after Navalny allegedly posed about Lisovenko on his Twitter account, calling the deputy a drug addict. ...[read more]
January 18, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych on Friday signed a bill punishing by fines or arrest the blockading of public buildings, protesters wearing masks or helmets, the dissemination of Internet slander, and providing facilities or equipment for unauthorized meetings. The law was passed earlier ...[read more]
January 17, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
Ukraine lawmakers on Thursday passed legislation punishing by fines or arrest the blockading of public buildings, protesters wearing masks or helmets, the dissemination of Internet slander, and providing facilities or equipment for unauthorized meetings. Critics allege the laws were passed to ...[read more]
July 28, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On July 28, 2006, a Turkish court dismissed a lawsuit seeking compensation from novelist Orhan Pamuk, who was sued by six nationalists after he made allegedly unfavorable remarks to a Swiss magazine about Turkey's stance on the mass killing of Armenians during World War II. The lawsuit demanded ...[read more]
September 20, 2012
by Brandon Gatto
A judge for the Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday denied a request for a temporary restraining order to remove a controversial anti-Islam film on YouTube that has sparked violent protests throughout the Muslim world. Actress Cindy Lee Garcia brought the claim on grounds of fraud, slander and ...[read more]
September 18, 2012
by Sarah Paulsworth
Seven police officers in Bahrain have been charged with torturing and mistreating medical professionals who were detained during opposition protests held in March 2011, authorities said Monday. The police officers were trying to coerce the medical professionals into confessing that they committed ...[read more]
September 17, 2012
by Sarah Paulsworth
An Omani blogger was sentenced to one year of imprisonment by a Muscat court on Sunday and must pay a fine of 1,000 Omani Rials (USD $2,600). The blogger, Mukhtar bin Mohammed bin Saif al-Hinai, was convicted on charges of slander and violating the country's information technology laws. Al-Hinai ...[read more]
August 14, 2012
by Max Slater
England and Wales have decided to abolish the centuries-old contempt of court law, which historically has protected judges from slander and libel. David Omerod, a commissioner for the Law Commission which reviews laws in England and Wales, stated that the contempt of court law was obsolete and ...[read more]
July 30, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed a bill into the law that re-criminalizes slander and libel in the country. The law defines slander as "knowingly disseminating false information defaming the honour and dignity or undermining the reputation of another person." The legislation was ...[read more]
July 28, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
On July 28, 2006, a Turkish court dismissed a lawsuit seeking compensation from novelist Orhan Pamuk, who was sued by six nationalists after he made allegedly unfavorable remarks to a Swiss magazine about Turkey's stance on the mass killing of Armenians during World War II. The lawsuit demanded ...[read more]

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