The Student regrets the September 24th 2012 publication of an article regarding a gambling loss by former Edinburgh University student Maurizio Mustapha. A complaint regarding this article was received in August 2016. The article described Maurizio’s loss of £9,000 following an unsuccessful bet placed on a football match. The article could have more fully explained that Mr Mustapha was gambling his own money. Furthermore, Mr Mustapha’s marital status was not as stated in the article. The writer responsible for this article has been disciplined in line with The Student’s code of conduct. The Student apologises for any distress caused by this article.

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  1. Pat Kane
    Feb 19, 2017 - 03:10 PM

    This is a contained, isolated page and contrary to a “public apology”. Indeed it is profoundly difficult to access. Shame on you.

  2. Sofia Nazereen
    Feb 19, 2017 - 03:12 PM


  3. Austin Dalhousie
    Feb 19, 2017 - 07:05 PM

    The complaint may well have been prompted in 2016 but the rag fails to admit that it was not uploaded until 2016 or at least this is what they alleged to the chap’s lawyers. They then alleged that they could not contact said journalist as he was a rogue agent, yet now claim to have disciplined her? They also agreed to pay damages despite previously pleading poverty and then failed to meet the deadline that they themselves imposed. Zero credibility that’s rag has!


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