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BBC pays libel damages after suggesting prominent Muslim advocated lynching of Salman Rushdie
by Dominic Ponsford
The BBC has paid "substantial" libel damages and broadcast a full apology to founder member of the Muslim Council of Britain who they falsely alleged had advocated the lynching of author Salman Rushdie.
Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin, who is also a former chairman of the charity Muslim Aid, sued the corporation over a transmission on the BBC Radio 5 Breakfast Show by journalist Nicky Campbell in August 2016.
The corporation, which also agreed to pay Mueen-Uddin's legal costs as part of the settlement, broadcast its apology on 20 January.
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