Hague prosecutor demands one year prison, fine for Lebanese journalist

Hague prosecutor demands one year prison, fine for Lebanese journalist

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – A journalist who ignored a court order to take down videos that risked exposing the identities of witnesses in the case of Lebanese prime minister Rafik al-Hariri's murder should serve a year in prison, a Hague prosecutor said on Monday.

Television reporter Karma al-Khayat had shown "no remorse or regret", & should moreover pay a 100,000-euro ($112,000) fine, prosecutor Slobodan Zecevic told a sentencing hearing at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon on Monday.

Khayat has described her conviction for contempt of court, as an attack on the free press. A judge was due to sentence her after on Monday.

(Reporting By Thomas Escritt; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

Source: “Reuters”