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Alisher Usmanov: Bloggerheads Bites Back And Murray Takes It To The Chins

by | 25th, September 2007

usmanov-free-speech.jpg CRAIG Murray, who lost his ambassador’s job in 2004 after alleging human rights abuses by the Uzbek government, has issued a challenge to Alisher Usmanov.

The story so far can be seen here .

“I stand by the truth of what I said and have every intention of posting it back on the net again,” he tells The Register . “If Mr. Usmanov wants to take me to court, he is welcome to do so.”

As Murray says: “They say my book [Murder in Samarkand] is ‘grossly libellous and defamatory’, yet it has been widely available for a year and has sold 25,000 copies, without their actually taking any legal action.”

As reported, the book is being made into a film by Michael Winterbottom. Thanks to Mr Usmanov

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