Monday, September 28, 2015

Sentencing judgment in the case against Ms Karma Al Khayat

Leidschendam, 28 September 2015 – The Contempt Judge at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon today issued his sentencing judgment in the case against Ms Karma Mohamed Tahsin Al Khayat (STL-14-05).
Judge Nicola Lettieri sentenced Ms Khayat to a fine of ten thousand (10,000) Euros, to be paid in full by 30 October 2015.
The Judge stated that written reasons for his decision were to follow in due course.
In his judgment of 18 September 2015, Judge Lettieri found Ms Al Khayat guilty of knowingly and wilfully interfering with the administration of justice by failing to remove from Al Jadeed TV's website information on purported confidential witnesses in the Ayyash et al. case, thereby violating the Order issued by the Pre-Trial Judge in the Ayyash et al. case on 10 August 2012.
The trial in STL-14-05 opened before the Contempt Judge on 16 April 2015 with opening statements by the Amicus Prosecutor and the Defence. The Amicus presented his case on 16, 17 April 2015 and 20 to 22 April 2015. The Defence presented its case from 12 to 14 May 2015. Both parties then presented their closing arguments on 18 and 19 June 2015.