Press freedom at stake in Lebanon tribunal case, says accused

March 17, 2015 1:17 PM

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LONDON (Reuters) - The planned trial of a Lebanese journalist and her TV station over a report that allegedly hindered the work of an international tribunal could endanger press freedom in Lebanon and beyond, according to the accused and her lawyer.

Karma Khayat and Al-Jadeed TV stand accused of contempt of court by the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL), which is probing the 2005 assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri, an event that changed Lebanon's history.

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