An Australian 60 Minutes TV crew face charges of kidnapping, hiding information, assault and forming an association to commit a crime. If found guilty they face lengthy prison sentences in Lebanon.
The five are among nine people to have been charged over a botched attempt to recover Brisbane mother Sally Faulkner's two children from their father in the southern Beirut suburb of Hadath.
The Nine network is playing down reports that it had launched an internal investigation into the involvement of its flagship current affairs program in the recovery operation amid unconfirmed reports the network paid a six figure sum to a controversial child recovery agency.
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