Lebanese Military Court Tries 52 more ‘Collaborators’ with Israel
Beirut's military court sentenced 52 more alleged "collaborators" with Israel Saturday, bringing to nearly 1,400 the total to be tried so far, a judicial source said Saturday.
The trials of more than 2,200 Lebanese accused of cooperating with the Jewish state began June 5, less than two weeks after Israel ended its 22-year occupation of south Lebanon.
One, accused of collaborating with Israeli intelligence, was jailed for seven years and banned from southern Lebanon for a further seven. Most members of the former Israeli-allied South Lebanon Army militia were sentenced to one-year terms, while other defendants, mainly women, were fined for going into Israel.
A few people were acquitted, the source said.
Human rights groups have been critical of the alleged summary justice being meted out and the conditions in which the suspects were detained in military barracks – BEIRUT (AFP)
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