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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Latvia Slander Case

RIGA, Latvia — Prosecutors said Tuesday they would ask parliament to withdraw the legislative immunity of deputy Janis Adamsons so they can charge him with slandering several top Latvian leaders.

Adamsons earlier this year accused the officials, including then-Prime Minister Andris Skele, of involvement in a pedophile ring. The men denied the charges and prosecutors last week cleared them of any wrongdoing.

In the course of their investigation, prosecutors concluded that Adamsons had "spread defamatory information that he knew was not true," spokeswoman Dzintra Subrovska said.