The Contempt Judge Nicola Lettieri issued an order scheduling a status conference in the case against Akhbar Beirut S.A.L. and Ibrahim Mohamed Ali Al Amin for Friday 12 September 2014.

In his order, Judge Lettieri invited Mr Al Amin to participate in the status conference, which will start at 3 PM (CET).

The hearing will cover the following items:

Issues related to counsel's representation of the Accused;

The state of the pre-trial proceedings;

Any other matter of relevance that the Parties wish to discuss.

The scheduling order follows a decision by a panel of judges dismissing Mr Al Amin's request to disqualify Judge Lettieri from hearing the case.

As with all public hearings, members of the media and public are invited to attend the proceedings.