January 27, 2011
There was legal proceeding by suit of Meezgul Abdikazhimova to newspaper "Kazakhstanskaya Pravda" and journalist Nataliya Valuyskaya
There was a legal proceeding by suit of Meezgul Abdikazhimova to newspaper "Kazakhstanskaya Pravda" and journalist Nataliya Valuyskaya in Medeu District Court on January 26, 2011. The charges stemmed from article "She has failed from her slander" by N. Valuyskaya. It discredited the honor and dignity of Meezgul Abdikazhimova and was published on September 30, 2010. Plaintiff Meezgul Abdikazhimova has been in investigative isolation ward; was charged with official bribery. She demanded recovery of KZT1 (0,0068cents) as moral damage.
Journalist Nataliya Valuyskaya has made this article, according to press release of department of financial police (Almaty) and materials of press conference, which was conducted by Deputy for Head of Department for Economic and Corruption-Related Crime Control (Almaty) A.K. Mukhamadiev. There was also a video record, where Meezgul Abdikazhimova has offered official bribe insistently.
In her suit Meezgul Abdikazhimova insisted on refutation of caption and expressions such as, "adventurous madam" and "swindler". Defendant Nataliya Valuyskaya has said that the caption and expressions were published in the article after revision marks in editorial office in Astana.
There was a discussion of jurisdiction matter on legal proceeding, because head office of the newspaper "Kazakhstanskaya Pravda" in Astana and journalist N. Valuyskaya lived in Almaty. Head of Legal Service of Foundation "Adil Soz" Ganna Krasilnikova has given the legal advice to defendant.