At a court hearing yesterday, Mohamad's lawyers argued that the libel suit is unlawful. The defense team also argued that the seizure of the Koran Tempo offices violated a previous Supreme Court ruling that such court-ordered seizures cannot be issued on property belonging to a third party. Koran Tempo rents the office space from a separate owner.
The judge in the case said that he would examine the defense's objections and make a final decision on the seizure order next week. The court-ordered seizure of Mohamad's house is still in effect.
For more information, see the alert of October 1.