Amin was slapped with the fine in August 2016. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Lebanese daily Al-Akhbar Wednesday denied that Editor-in-Chief Ibrahim al-Amin paid a 20,000 euro ($23,000) fine to the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, in response to a statement released by the tribunal announcing the closure of a contempt case against him.In addition to the fine levied against Amin, Al-Akhbar received a 6,000 euro fine.Hasan Illaik, a journalist at Al-Akhbar who said he was speaking on behalf of the daily, denied that the editor-in-chief had paid the amount.Illaik also asserted that Amin would not pay the amount as Al-Akhbar, a pro-Hezbollah newspaper, has been consistent in its opposition to the tribunal. Amin and Al-Akhbar have rejected the court's legitimacy and never appeared in court.
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