Sofia Court Grants Some BGN 200,000 to GERB Leader in Libel Suit

Politics | August 13, 2014, Wednesday // 18:29| Views: | Comments: 2
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Bulgaria: Sofia Court Grants Some BGN 200,000 to GERB Leader in Libel Suit GERB leader and former Bulgarian PM Boiko Borisov. Photo by BGNES

Boiko Borisov has been granted nearly BGN 200,000 in damages in a libel lawsuit filed against the head of nationalist Ataka party Volen Siderov.

The verdict issued by Sofia City Court can be appealed before Sofia Court of Appeal, reported on Wednesday. The sum includes court expenses.

If the higher court upholds the verdict, Siderov will have to pay the leader of centre-right GERB party compensation for his allegations that Borisov has directly benefitted from taking part in criminal activities.

Siderov made the allegations in an interview with a Sofia-based newspaper. Borisov filed the libel lawsuit last year.

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Hueyis - 13 Aug 2014 // 21:04:19

This is what happens when one tries to hurt a good man doing a good and balanced job and say false and deceitful things against him. I believe Borisov has more suites pending against not only him, but the reporter also. Both are very unwise people..... in my opinion

Optimistic - 13 Aug 2014 // 19:22:47

Siderov you are an idiot, you were key to propping up the government and then you decided not to.

Your party will disappear after the next election and you will have to pay Borisov.

Judas gets screwed.

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