Al-Akhbar's editor-in-chief Ibrahim al-Amin watches the hearing from the Press Federation in Beirut, Tuedsay, May 13, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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- Roux: Al Akhbar's request for a delay in the hearing is "reasonable".- Judge Lettieri says the goal of the initial hearing is not to begin trial but to formally pose the charges to the accused. While he said he understood Amin's need for a "reasonable defense situation" he is concerned about the inability of Al-Akhbar to appoint a lawyer, explaining that the STL can assist with the appointments. - Contempt Judge Nicola Lettieri reads out a letter from Al Akhbar editor in chief Ibrahim al-Amin in which he requests a realistic delay in the initial hearing after the "haphazard" assistance by the defence office on appointing a lawyer.
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