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Bin Hammam blogger ordered to reveal sources

Published on Sep 28, 2012 11:06 PM

SINGAPORE (AFP) - Singapore's High Court ordered a blogger to reveal his sources today after he reported that a leaked internal audit detailed large payments to suspended Asian football chief Mohamed bin Hammam.

Lawyers for James M. Dorsey, a Singapore-based academic and journalist, and the complainant, sports marketing company World Sport Group, both said the move was approved after a closed-door session lasting nearly four hours.

"The application was allowed pending appeal," Dorsey's lawyer N. Sreenivasan told AFP.

Dorsey had reported details on his blog, "The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer", of a leaked PricewaterhouseCoopers internal audit of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), which he said listed payments to its president, bin Hammam.

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