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Uzbekistan: French Journalist Acquitted in Libel Case of President's Daughter

A French court today acquitted a journalist who had been sued for libel by Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva, daughter of Uzbek President Islam Karimov, for calling her "a dictator's daughter," rue89.com reported.

Augustin Scalbert, a correspondent for the online publication rue89.com tweeted earlier today "On a gagné!" [It is won!] regarding his libel case, which the president's daughter filed in May over href="http://www.rue89.com/2010/05/20/sida-louzbekistan-reprime-a-domicile-mais-parade-a-cannes-151972">his article in May 2010 criticizing her charitable activities, which were alleged to have included payment for an appearance by Italian actress Monica Belluci. She sought €30,000 (US$43,000) in damages.

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Uzbekistan: French Journalist Acquitted in Libel Case of President's Daughter

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