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Complainant Name:
Councillor Jackie Hawthorn on behalf of Mrs Parveen Akhtar

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Birmingham Mail


Councillor Jackie Hawthorn complained on behalf of Mrs Parveen Akhtar of Birmingham that two articles inaccurately claimed that she had pleaded guilty to a charge of aggravated racial harassment. In fact, Mrs Akhtar had strongly denied the charge and the case was formally dismissed.

The newspaper published a full correction and apology, printed alongside a photograph of Mrs Akhtar.

Report: 60

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