Opening Statement in the contempt case against Al Jadeed S.A.L./NEW T.V. S.A.L (N.T.V) and Journalist Karma Khayat. (The Daily Star/STL, HO)
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Al-Jadeed news editor Karma Khayat, who is being tried for contempt at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, arrived in Beirut Thursday after a week of listening to the case presented against her at the Hague-based court.Khayyat's arrival comes one week after the controversial contempt trial kicked off at the tribunal.Commenting on her second visit to The Hague, Khayyat maintained that the charges brought against her served as a "blatant violation of freedom of press".She criticized the fact that foreign judges were prosecuting her case and said that even the Lebanese judges in the court were "subpar".
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