Express Newspapers has apologised in the High Court to the Trustees of Interpal (a UK-based charity that provides relief and development aid to Palestinians in need) over an article published on 27 December 2009 concerning the terrorist attempt to blow up an airliner over the United States on Christmas Day 2009. The article falsely alleged that Interpal supported Hamas (which is designated as a terrorist organisation under UK anti-terrorism legislation) and that the charity and its Trustees thereby aid terrorism.
The newspaper published an apology on its website and has agreed to pay £60,000 damages to the Trustees, which they will apply to the charity’s funds.
The Trustees were represented by Cameron Doley and Luke Staiano
Click here for the New Statesman’s report of the case