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Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Friday, August 26, 2005

Aruban Judge Blocks NBC Interview With Holloway Suspect

The lawyers for detainee Joran van der Sloot have successfully that Aruban law should prevent NBC from airing an interview with van der Sloot in order to preserve the man's privacy rights. The Aruban judge in charge of the case agreed that the interview, which was conducted inside the prison where van der Sloot is currently being held was not held with van der Sloot's permission, although the network maintains that it had the prison's officials' permission to hold the interview. The network says it will respect the Aruban court's order. CNN quotes an NBC statement saying the network is "considering [its]next course of legal action." Read more here.

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