UPDATE: În data de 24 februarie 2016 am aflat că a apărut decizia CEDO și în Monitorul Oficial
Astăzi s-a încheiat micul meu calvar judiciar care mi-a mîncat bani şi nervi. E vorba de procesul intentat mie de Victor Gaetan, un aşa-zis consultant politic american de origine de română. E cel despre care Eugen Ionescu era de părere că ar fi spion. Vă reamintesc de acest caz publicînd scrisoarea marelui scriitor (care a apărut în Academia Catavencu şi a declanşat procesul contra mea)
Mulţumesc din toată inima avocatei Iulia Mălăescu pentru modul exemplar şi pentru solidaritatea cu care s-a implicat alcătuind şi susţinînd dosarul de la Strasbourg!
aveţi mai jos şi decizia CEDO de azi, 7iulie 2015
Morar v. Romania (no. 25217/06)*
The applicant, Ioan T. Morar, is a Romanian national who was born in 1956 and lives in Bucharest. The case concerned the criminal conviction and civil liability of a journalist working for a satirical weekly for defamation against the political adviser to an electoral candidate. In February and March 2004 Mr Morar, who is a professional journalist, published several articles in the Academia Caţavencu satirical weekly magazine in the context of the 2004 presidential elections. The articles concerned, among others, V.G., who was political adviser to a potential candidate at the time. On 26 April 2004 V.G. lodged a criminal complaint with the court against three journalists from the satirical weekly, including Mr Morar, for defamation. The court acquitted Mr Morar. On 23 December 2005 the County Court upheld V.G.’s appeal on points of law and sentenced Mr Morar to a criminal fine, suspended. The court further sentenced the journalist to pay civil damages to V.G. for the non-pecuniary damage he had suffered, totalling 10,000 US dollars (USD), plus USD 16,000 in costs and expenses. The company publishing the Academia Caţavencu satirical weekly was declared civilly liable jointly and severally with Mr Morar. The County Court held that the journalist had committed defamation by “indirect intention”. Relying in particular on Article 10 (freedom of expression), Mr Morar alleged that his freedom of expression had been impeded.
Violation of Article 10
Just satisfaction: EUR 18,445 (pecuniary damage) and EUR 6,000 (non-pecuniary damage)