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Galloway wins libel suit

LONDON: A lawmaker won 150,000 in libel damages against The Daily Telegraph on Thursday over the newspaper's claim that he was financed by Saddam Hussein. Lawyers for George Galloway denied the newspaper's claim in a series of articles in April 2003 that their client — a vocal opponent of Western sanctions on Iraq — received up to 370,000 a year from the former Iraqi President's regime. Mr. Galloway (50), smiled as the High Court Judge, David Eady, gave his ruling. Mr. Eady said he was ``obliged to compensate Mr. Galloway in respect of the publications and the aggravated features of the defendants' subsequent conduct, and to make an award for the purposes of restoring his reputation.'' Mr. Galloway was ejected from the governing Labour Party after urging British soldiers not to fight in Iraq. He has since formed his own political party, Respect.

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