The Bratislava III district court has ruled that MP Ján Langoš, founder of one of the first pro-democracy parties in the country, must pay an opposition MP Sk100,000 ($2,100) and apologise for calling him and his colleague "Soviet people".
The ruling was in favour of the plaintiffs Imrich Andrejčák and Ivan Lexa of the Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (HZDS). Lexa, a former head of the secret service who now faces charges on seven counts of sabotage, abuse of power and fraud, fled the country in 1999 and remains in hiding.
Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
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