Interior Ministry has apologized to Khalid Ahmed

The Interior Ministry has apologized to Khalid Ahmed, a doctor who studied at the Martin-based (Žilina region) Yessenius Medical Faculty of Comenius University from 1995 to 2001, for announcing he had been involved in the terrorist attack on Glasgow airport in Scotland on June 30, the Sme daily reported on July 9.

"We maintain that the statements released to the media were accurate, with the exception of the first made to TA3 television. In an effort to provide a timely reaction, we chose an improper expression, for which we apologize,” ministry spokesman Erik Tomáš said on July 9, adding that ministry staff wishes to meet Ahmed personally to explain the situation further.

Khalid Ahmed told Sme on July 8 that an apology was insufficient, and that he planned to sue for libel. He also said he wanted for his name to be cleared with his former university and all his professors.

Responding to news of Ahmed's intention to take legal action, the ministry said that everybody has the right to defend themselves in the way they deem necessary.

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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