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Soviet dissident sues Crown Prosecution Service, alleging libel | Law | The Guardian

26.8.15

Soviet dissident sues Crown Prosecution Service, alleging libel | Law | The Guardian: Bukovsky has strenuously denied the allegations and on Monday took the unusual step of issuing a writ against the CPS in the high court in London. He is seeking �100,000 in damages.

The writ accuses the service of “falsely and maliciously” damaging Bukovsky’s reputation and of abusing its powers. It said that the CPS had gone well beyond its statutory duty by making what it said were defamatory claims that were not backed up by any evidence. These claims were widely reported, it added.

On Monday Bukovsky told the Guardian: “They have simply libelled me, and must at least apologise.”


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