Riga mayor targets Diena

  • 2003-01-23
  • Ib Alken
RIGARiga Mayor Gundars Bojars said this week he intended to file a civil petition against the daily newspaper Diena for defamation of character and would ask prosecutors to launch a criminal case against the paper for defaming an elected official.The case stems from a Diena report last April in which the paper suggested Bojars might have violated Latvia's anti-corruption laws when Riga City Council underwrote a $7.5 million loan to a company owned by one of the mayor's former business associates to buy the Baltic Christina ferry.The paper later reported that Bojars might have further violat...
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