Asghar and another v Ahmad and others

Libel and slander – Defamatory words. The first claimant had been selected, with others, to manage two mosques. A dispute arose after some members of the mosques campaigned for a democratic election to such position. The second claimant, a member of the Welsh Assembly, had acted as a mediator at a meeting held to resolve the dispute. The claimants alleged that the first to fourth defendants had defamed them in a number of documents as part of a campaign for democratic elections to be held to fill the management positions. The Queen's Bench Division held that there was no evidence to establish a claim in defamation against the first to third defendants. However, it granted the claimants judgment against the fourth defendant in the sum of £45,000 and an injunction where there was evidence establishing a claim in defamation.

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