Skele libel case postponed

  • 1999-01-28
RIGA (BNS) - Riga's Latgale District Court postponed the double libel case involving People's Party leader Andris Skele and journalist Vilis Seleckis until Skele recovers from back surgery.Skele initiated the case by suing Seleckis for libel in the latter's book, "Andris Skele: Legends and Truth." The former prime minister has demanded 10,000 lats ($17,540) in damages.When the trial commenced in December, Seleckis countersued for 15,000 lats, claiming Skele oversaw the distribution of insulting and derogatory information about him in the campaign leading up to last October's parliamentary e...
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