Hague prosecutor demands year in prison, fine for Lebanese journalist

By REUTERS
September 28, 2015 14:07

 
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A journalist who ignored a court order to take down videos that risked exposing the identities of witnesses in the case of Lebanese prime minister Rafik al-Hariri's murder should serve a year in prison, a Hague prosecutor said on Monday.

Television reporter Karma al-Khayat had shown "no remorse or regret," and should also pay a 100,000-euro ($112,000) fine, prosecutor Slobodan Zecevic told a sentencing hearing at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon on Monday.

Khayat has described her conviction for contempt of court, as an attack on the free press. A judge was due to sentence her later on Monday.

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