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STL: Persons Disclosing Confidential Information from Tribunal May Be Subject to Judicial Proceedings

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The Special Tribunal for Lebanon condemned the recent media reports claiming to reveal the identities of individuals who may be called to testify before the STL as witnesses, it announced in a statement on Tuesday.

“The Tribunal denounces in the strongest possible terms any attempts at witness intimidation,” it added.

“Persons who disclose confidential information from the STL may be in direct contravention of judicial orders and be subject to judicial proceedings for contempt,” it stressed.

“Publicly identifying individuals as potential STL witnesses may endanger these individuals whether or not they are linked to the Tribunal,” it continued.

Given these security concerns, the STL will not confirm whether the content of the news reports is accurate or not.

Any efforts by individuals or the media to disclose confidential material or to undermine the administration of justice are taken very seriously by the STL’s four organs.

Last week, al-Akhbar newspaper published a list of identities of a people it alleged to be witnesses at the STL the trials of which are expected to start on March 25.

March 14 coalition members strongly condemned the report, saying that the development may jeopardize international justice and the lives of the witnesses in the case of the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in 2005.

On Sunday, STL spokesman Marten Youssef stressed that the judges at the STL had stipulated that the identities of witnesses remain confidential.

Comments 16
Thumb jabalamel 22 January 2013, 11:57

lol

legal action against newspapers in lebanon

i would like to see that

Missing un520 22 January 2013, 12:15

Read again, it says persons....not newspapers..I bet some big (iranian) money is going into somebodys pocket for this information to tarnish the credebility of the STL

Thumb jabalamel 22 January 2013, 12:42

the filthy zionist scum talks about iranian conspiracy

hillarious

Missing un520 22 January 2013, 14:30

Read again, mowaten, and again...and again....It says:
"Persons who disclose confidential information from the STL may be in direct contravention of judicial orders and be subject to judicial proceedings for contempt"
It doesnt say anything about suing lebanese media, not even in your quoute:
"Any efforts by individuals or the media to disclose confidential material or to undermine the administration of justice are taken very seriously by the STL’s four organs."

Thumb shab 22 January 2013, 13:02

filthy militia

Thumb jabalamel 22 January 2013, 17:20

indeed you are

Thumb geha 22 January 2013, 13:34

trash like al akhbar should not be allowed to print.
they spread false rumors and incite for sectarian strife.
their latest article even calls for the death of Marwan Hamadeh.

Thumb geha 22 January 2013, 15:02

mowaten, once more you prove to be an illiterate, while you cry: I am Mr know it all.
go check the facts and then come and discuss.
even Berri is crying fowl against akhbar :)

Thumb geha 22 January 2013, 16:55

no need to waste my time on you idiotic mind, you will hear about it tonight: it is all over the news :)
each day you show us how blocked your mind is, while accusing others of so many things :)

Thumb jabalamel 22 January 2013, 17:21

the filthy zionist scum hate patriotic newspapers

Missing un520 22 January 2013, 14:33

re mowaten and jabalamal:
Please update us on this one as soon as you hear anything:
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Politics/Jun/10/Hizbullah-to-sue-magazine-for-Hariri-killing-claims---reports.ashx#axzz2Ihry5R25

Thumb jabalamel 22 January 2013, 17:21

why would i update to you anything?

Thumb jabalamel 22 January 2013, 17:21

the filthy zionist scum try to portray their propaganda as truth

Thumb chrisrushlau 22 January 2013, 18:23

If we'd had the UN seventy years ago, it could have helped Germany's national development by trying terrorists Germany caught, so Germany could focus on bringing stability and democracy to the region based on equality between Germans and Jews.
That is to say, UN involvement here is a stamp of approval on Lebanon's racist system, called the Taef Accord, where the one quarter who are Christian are equal to the three quarters who are Muslim (but who's counting--not since the census in the '30's?).

Thumb jabalamel 23 January 2013, 16:18

you claim percentages but than you say you don't know.

how can you claim percentages?

Thumb jabalamel 23 January 2013, 16:02

te filthy zionist scum wants to be smart and funny but he is neither of it