Mohammad Asghar
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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".

Conservative AM relief at libel win

  • 15 Jan 2014