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Complainant Name:
Halya Coynash

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Daily Telegraph


Halya Coynash of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group complained about an article on the newspapers website which reported that Ukrainian newspaper, Dzerkalo Tyzhnya, had claimed that a toy manufacturer in the Ukraine had announced that it was to sell dolls of Adolf Hitler. In fact, the article reported that one doll which was clearly labelled as made in Taiwan had been found by the Ukrainian author in one shop in Kiev.


The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published the following apology and correction on its website:

Adolf Hitler Doll

On 22 April we published an agency report that a toy manufacturer in the Ukraine was to sell Adolf Hitler dolls.We have been asked to point out that this doll was not widely available, no Ukrainian toy manufacturer was involved and the doll was manufactured in Taiwan. There are no plans for further sales.

We apologise for any offence caused.

Report: 77

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