Casablanca court ordered the payment of a fine of 270 thousand euro in three editions to suit the Moroccan leader of the Libyan Revolution Muammar Gaddafi, reports Sapa.
Earlier Gaddafi sued the dailies "Al Jarida Al Aoula", "Al Ahdat Al Maghribia" and "Al Massae", stating that the newspaper in articles defame him. In doing so, the head of Libya demanded fine journalists at eight million euros.
As explained agency Reuters, in the articles criticized the political views of al-Qadhafi, as set out in its Green Paper, as well as details of his son's arrest in Switzerland in July 2008 on charges of domestic battery.
Meanwhile, Director of "Al Jarida Al Aoula" Ali Anuzla already stated his intention to appeal, and promised to continue to publish articles critical of Qaddafi regime. According to him, the verdict was a political trial.
Once a verdict is the National Union of Moroccan journalists held a protest outside the walls of the court of Casablanca.