Contempt Judge finds Akhbar Beirut S.A.L and Ibrahim al Amin guilty for interfering with administration of justice

The Contempt Judge at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, Nicola Lettieri, has issued a Judgment in the contempt case against Akhbar Beirut S.A.L and Mr Ibrahim al Amin (STL 14-06) during a public hearing today.

Reading a summary of the judgment, Judge Lettieri found both accused guilty of one count as set out in the Order in Lieu of an Indictment for knowingly and wilfully interfering with the administration of justice by publishing information on purported confidential witnesses in the Ayyash et al. case, thereby undermining public confidence in the Tribunal’s ability to protect the confidentiality of information about, or provided, by witnesses or potential witnesses.

The Contempt Judge also ordered that a sentencing hearing be held on a date to be determined and invited the Accused to attend the Sentencing hearing.

Source: National News Agency

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