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Time to pay Suharto Ł53m

Ali Kotarumalos in Jakarta
Tuesday September 11, 2007
The Guardian

The supreme court has ordered Time magazine to pay $106m (Ł53m) in damages for defaming former Indonesian dictator Suharto by alleging that his family amassed $15bn during his 32-year rule.
The May 1999 cover story in the magazine's Asian edition said that much of the money had been transferred from Switzerland to Austria before Suharto stepped down amid riots in 1998.

Suharto, who has also been accused of widespread human rights abuses, had filed a lawsuit with the Jakarta district and later to the high court, both of which ruled in Time's favour.

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Added: Sep-10-2007 
By: andy_harrington78
Tags: Suharto, Jakarta, Indonesia, communist, pogrom, Time Magazine, Dictator, corrupt, stolen, libel, slander, evil
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