Court Jails a Lebanese for Celebrating Assad Death

Published June 21st, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

A Lebanese military court on Wednesday sentenced a man to one year in jail for calling on people to celebrate the death of Syrian President Hafez Assad, reported Reuters, quoting a judicial source said.  

The source said the sentence on Salah Mehdi Nour Ed-Din, which could be appealed, was passed on Friday, six days after Assad died of a heart attack on June 10th.  

The man was convicted of insulting behavior, said the agency - 


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