Politics on trial in double slander case

  • 1999-01-07
  • Philip Birzulis
RIGA - There is reason to believe that a libel suit brought by People's Party leader Andris Skele against some of his harshest critics may be a flash point in a much wider political battle. If this is so, then journalist Vilis Seleckis' decision to counter-sue his accuser has undoubtedly raised the stakes.In the run up to the Oct. 3 parliamentary elections, Seleckis published a highly critical book called "Andris Skele - Legends and Truth," that accused the former prime minister of corruption and dictatorial tendencies. Skele vowed to prove the claims were lies and lodged a suit for 10,000 ...
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