While the legal proceedings appear poised to continue on into the new year, a diplomatic agreement is hoped to lead to the dismissal of charges against three former Al Jazeera Children’s Channel executives.
The case against three former Al Jazeera Children's Channel executives has been adjourned until October, when a newly appointed committee is slated to back with a review of seven years of program spending.
A request by a lawyer for the Al Jazeera Children’s Channel to replace the lead judge hearing the fraud trial has been rejected, but has added further delays to a dispute about to enter its third year.
The next hearing for the trio, which have been charged with financial mismanagement, is in February. But the defendants, who are not allowed to leave Qatar, say they are worried they will not be able to afford living in Doha until then.