North Macedonian politician condemned for defamation

North Macedonian politician condemned for defamation

 Jani Makraduli is a North Macedonian politician. When he was in opposition. Mr Makraduli made statements about public rumours of corrupt activities by a senior government figure, the then Head of the Security and Counter Intelligence Agency.  

The subject of the rumours successfully sued Mr Makraduli for defamation, resulting in a criminal conviction.

The European Court for Human Rights found that Mr Makraduli’s freedom of speech had been violated.  

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