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Bahrani government to sue the Independent for libel
14 Jun 2011
BY EMILY BUTSELAAR

Bahrain’s Information Affairs Authority today announced it has commissioned a UK-based legal firm to file a defamation case against the Independent newspaper. Nawaf Mohammed Al-Maawda, publications director-general said: “The Independent has deliberately published a series of unrealistic and provocative articles targeting Bahrain and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.” He claimed the newspaper, and in particular its Middle-East correspondent Robert Fisk had set out to tarnish Bahrain’s image.

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