Ada TV Libel Writ | First Appearance for Fifth Writ


Ada TV Libel Writ | First Appearance for Fifth Writ

This morning, together with my Advocate Mehmet Kaptan Bensen, I arrived at Girne District Court for the first appearance for my 5th (fifth) Libel Writ from the ***Deleted*** Bank. This one is somewhat different from the other four already received and already being dealt with by my another Advocate.

You will all remember the much talked about TV programme on Ada TV on 20th March 2012 when the host Hasan Hasturer actively encouraged that the truth about the Kulaksiz 5 situation be told.

Watch Pauline Read tell the truth about Akfinan Bank on Ada TV

Saturday, March 31, 2012 by Name & Address Supplied

“Here it is folks, what you have all been waiting for, well okay, what I have been waiting for. My programme with Hasan Hasturer on ADA TV

It has been condensed into 7 x 10 minute YouTube programmes. I am told the first is mainly in Turkish. However for those of you who do not speak Turkish, I am told it is a dialogue from Hasan, telling how he met a gentleman outside the studio, he shook his hand and realised this man had a severe disability in that hand. He goes on to say, it is the same man (Chris) who is accused of attacking the Akfinans personnel as they were breaking into our villa, he goes on to say, he could not see how a man with such a disability could even hold a baseball bat, never mind attack someone with it. The second 10 minute slot is also in Turkish although I do come into it. The rest, whether you are Turkish Cypriot or British, I am sure you will find interesting.

I would like to claim it as my 15 minutes of fame, but to be honest I would like to fade into obscurity and enjoy the rest of my life without incident.”

Never give in, never give up.

***Removed at the request of Ada TV who hold the copyright***

As you can see the YouTube movie was removed when requested. However this has not stopped the ***Deleted*** Bank issuing Writs to everyone involved in the making of this programme. This morning I was somewhat gobsmacked to be joined in this first appearance by many other Advocates acting for the other defendants in this Libel Action instigated by the ***Deleted*** Bank. My Advocate spoke first and was quickly followed by other Advocates acting for the other Defendants in this case. There are no less than thirteen Plaintiffs in this case and 8 Defendants. The ***Deleted*** Bank have even brought in other businesses owned by them in addition to the Bank. Now if I were a suspicious personality, I might just think that this was done to maximise the intimidation and whilst you, dear read, may well think this, I could not possibly comment. However with truth being the only weapon needed, and Libel is only Libel when it is not the truth, I have no doubt Justice will prevail. To summarise, the outcome of the appearance was that the Judge directed that the full details of the complaint (case) by the Bank should be submitted to the court by the 18th January and the answer to this from the defendants be submitted by the 31st January 2013. A further appearance date of the 5th February 2013 was given by the Judge. Some of the defendants were not represented in court today, this could be because they have yet been served with the Writs, time will give this answer.


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