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Special court begins hearing contempt charges against two journalists

Reporters without borders
The Special Tribunal for Lebanon, which is based in The Hague, today began hearing “contempt of court” and “obstruction of justice” charges against two Lebanese journalists, Karma Khayat, the deputy news director of Al-Jadeed TV, and Ibrahim Al-Amin, the editor of the daily Al-Akhbar. The companies that own the two news organizations are also charged. Represented by British lawyer Karim Khan, Khayat told Judge Nicola Lettieri that the media had a “sacred right” to seek information and that “our (...)

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