Lebanese journalist goes on trial for contempt in The Hague

April 16, 2015 7:41 AM

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Lebanese journalist goes on trial for contempt in The Hague

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A Lebanese journalist and her television channel are due to go before a U.N.-backed court on Thursday in a trial that critics say raises questions about press freedom, but which prosecutors say is essential to protect vulnerable witnesses.

Journalist Karma Khayat and the Lebanon-based Al-Jadeed TV station are accused of contempt of court for publishing purported witness lists from the investigation into the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

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