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Trafigura drops bid to gag Guardian over MP's question

An unprecedented attempt by [Trafigura] to prevent the Guardian reporting parliamentary proceedings has collapsed…Carter-Ruck, the law firm representing Trafigura…insisted that an injunction obtained against the Guardian prevented the paper from reporting a question tabled by the Labour MP Paul Farrelly…Farrelly is asking…about the implications for press freedom of a high court injunction obtained…by Trafigura "on the publication of the Minton report on the alleged dumping of toxic waste in the Ivory Coast, commissioned by Trafigura". The Guardian is still forbidden by the terms of the existing injunction…to give further information about the Minton report, or its contents…Carter-Ruck…said the Guardian's reporting on the issue had been "highly misleading". The firm added: "There is no question of Trafigura seeking to gag the media from reporting parliamentary proceedings, and the parties have now agreed to an amendment to the existing order so as to reflect that."