YANNI v. SIERRA LEONE DAILY MAIL, (Civil Case No. 54/65)) [1967] SLSC 1232 (31 March 1967);

Search Summary: 

Tort- damages- measure of damages- defamation- 

Tort-defamation-defamatory statements-statements imputing moral obliquity

Headnote and Holding: 

In assessingdamages in a defamation action, the court may look at the whole conduct of the defendant, before action, after action and in court during trial (page 107, lines 25-27).

A statement that a person instituted a prosecution for political reasons is capable of a defamatory meaning (page 101, lines 1-3).

Law Report Citation: 
1967-68 ALR S.L. 97