YourChina and ChinaStudy lost defamation case against Almaty blogger in court
Almaty. October 2. KazTAG - YourChina LLP and ChinaStudy LLP, providing education services abroad, have lost a lawsuit about defamation against blogger Nursultan Sagyndyk in Almaty, reports Adil Soz, International Fund for Protection of Freedom of Speech.
" Judge of the Bostandyk district court of Almaty, Nazym Alpiyev, has announced the ruling on the lawsuit on protection of business reputation against blogger Nursultan Sagyndyk. The claims have been denied," reads the message.
Sagyndyk films and publishes informational videos about education in China on the NOT OXFORD YouTube channel.
“In one of the videos, the blogger mentioned two Kazakhstani companies working in the field of education abroad - YourChina LLP and ChinaStudy LLP which said that the controversial video contained “defamation” and applied to court, ”the fund said.
These companies through the court demanded to publish a refutation, delete the controversial video from the Internet, and claimed 100 thousand tenge damages - which they spent for paying for psychological and philological examination.
“During the trial, the plaintiffs did not provide any evidences of harm to their business reputation, they could not even determine which phrases were slander," said the message.
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