Lebanese Tribunal Jails 3 Men to 5 Years Hard Labour on Terror Charges

Published July 10th, 2018 - 12:35 GMT
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The Military Tribunal, headed by Brig. Gen. Hussein Abdullah, sentenced three men to five years in prison with hard labor Monday over terrorism incidents carried out in Arsal in 2014 and 2016.

Syrian Hussein Idris was convicted of belonging to Jabhat Fatah al-Sham, previously known as the Nusra Front, and of participating with the group in the 2014 Arsal clashes that led to the killing and kidnapping of security personnel.

Idris was also fined LL1 million ($660). In a separate case, two Lebanese brothers, Alaa and Abdel-Hakim Amoun, were sentenced to five years’ hard labor.

They were convicted of belonging to an organization for the purpose of carrying out terrorist acts and of killing Lebanese man Qoteiba al-Hujeiri in 2016.

They were also involved in monitoring the Army and observing the activities of Lebanese and Syrians with the intention of helping terrorists abduct them.

In relation to the same case, the court sentenced Nayef Zeineddine to a year in prison for making explosives for the group.

This article has been adapted from its original source.

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