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Complainant Name:
Mr Badr Jafar

Clauses Noted: 1, 3

Publication: The Sun


Mr Badr Jafar complained through Schillings solicitors that (1) information published regarding his home in an article intruded into his privacy; and (2) the article was inaccurate when it stated that he was a prince from Dubai. The newspaper named Mr Jafar and published the area in which his property is situated together with a clear photograph of the property itself. Mr Jafar contended that this was a breach of his privacy pursuant to Clause 3 of the PCC Code and was also a security concern. The same article also incorrectly stated that Mr Jafar is a prince from Dubai, when in fact he is neither.


The complaint was resolved when the newspaper agreed to place a note correcting its internal records and gave an assurance as to future publication of the matters complained of.

Report: 73

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