Conservative AM and businessman each win £135,000 libel damages
A Conservative assembly member and a Newport businessman have each won £135,000 in libel damages from an Urdu newspaper and two of its staff.
The paper, Nawaijang, made a series of defamatory allegations against Mohammad Asghar and Abdul Rahman Mujahid.
The two men said they had been ostracised by some members of the local Muslim communities as a result.
Mr Asghar, assembly member for south east Wales, said the award was a "great relief," while a High Court judge said he and Mr Mujahid had been humiliated.
Mr Asghar said "justice has been done".
15 Jan 2014
- From the section Wales