Sofia Court Grants Some BGN 200,000 to GERB Leader in Libel Suit

GERB leader and former Bulgarian PM Boiko Borisov. Photo by BGNES

Boiko Borisov has been granted nearly BGN 200,000 in damages in a libel lawsuit filed against the head of nationalist Ataka party Volen Siderov.

The verdict issued by Sofia City Court can be appealed before Sofia Court of Appeal, reported on Wednesday. The sum includes court expenses.

If the higher court upholds the verdict, Siderov will have to pay the leader of centre-right GERB party compensation for his allegations that Borisov has directly benefitted from taking part in criminal activities.

Siderov made the allegations in an interview with a Sofia-based newspaper. Borisov filed the libel lawsuit last year.

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