Al-Akhbar editor-in-chief Ibrahim al-Amin speaks during a meeting at the Press Federation in Beirut, Tuesday, May 13, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Attorneys at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon asked for an arrest warrant to be issued for Al-Akhbar Editor-in-Chief Ibrahim al-Amin if he continues his refusal to appear before the court.The tribunal had convened for a pre-trial hearing in the contempt case against Amin and his employer.Scott argued before the court that the trial should be postponed until an appeals panel rules in a similar case against Al-Jadeed journalist Karma al-Khayat, who was convicted on one count of contempt in September. Scott is also prosecuting that case; both he and Khayat have filed appeals.Amin declared that he did not recognize the jurisdiction of the court and would exercise his right to remain silent.Scott countered that the court should attempt to compel Amin to attend.The tribunal will resume hearing testimony in the Hariri case Monday.
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