President of the Journalist's Union Elias Aoun attends a meeting in Beirut, Friday, June 1, 2012. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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The head of Lebanon's Journalists Union, Elias Aoun, Monday challenged the Special Tribunal for Lebanon's accusations of contempt against Al-Jadeed television and Al-Akhbar newspaper.Al-Akhbar newspaper's Editor-in-Chief Ibrahim al-Amin and Karma al-Khayyat, the deputy head of news at Al-Jadeed TV, were charged with contempt and with obstructing the work of the STL.Khayyat last month pleaded not guilty during the STL's first hearing, while Amin accused the tribunal of "oppression" during a second session he attended via video-link.
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