Monday, 28 October 2013

Finnish broadcasting company professionals await court ruling

Finnish broadcasting company professionals await court ruling | HUMANERIGHTSEUROPE: "December 2007, Ristamäki and Korvola were charged with defamation by a public prosecutor and K.U. claimed compensation for defamation in the same proceedings. The applicants contested the charge and the claim on the grounds that all of the information in the programme had been correct.
However, they were convicted of defamation in May 2008 and ordered to pay K.U. EUR 1,800 in compensation and EUR 1,500 in costs. After one unsuccessful appeal the Finnish Supreme Court refused the applicants leave for a second appeal in December 2009.
Relying on Article 10 (freedom of expression) of the European Convention on Human Rights, Ristamäki and Mr Korvola complain about the Finnish courts’ judgments against them.
The European Court of Human Rights will announce its decision in the case Ristamäki and Korvola v. Finland (no. 66456/09) on Tuesday 29 October." 'via Blog this'

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