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Swedish NORRTÄLJE Crown Court has found Asian Tribune website editor guilty in defamation case filed by Norway based Asian journalist Nadarajah Sethurupan (Sethu). The court has ordered Asian Tribune to pay 125, 000 Swedish Kroner for Sethu whose professionalism was called into question by the stories published in Asian Tribune.The court has ordered The World Institute of Asian Studies and Rajasingham to pay damages with interest, declared that Nadarajah Sethurupan is entitled to compensation for financial losses (amount to be determined later), ordered The World Institute of Asian Studies and Rajasingham to publish on the front page of www.asiantribune.com
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