Lebanese Court Sentences 20 People for Collaborating with Israel

Published July 8th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

A military court sentenced 20 people to prison terms ranging from one year to four years for collaborating with Israel during its occupation of southern Lebanon, reported The Associated Press.  

Nine were sentenced to one year in jail and seven to one year - plus a fine of $270.  

Two received two-year terms, one got three years and a fine of $270 and one was sentenced to four years in prison, said the agency.  

Some 2,200 militiamen or former members of the Israeli-allied South Lebanon Army have surrendered to the Lebanese authorities or were captured after the Israeli pullout in May.  

The court, whose verdicts cannot be appealed, has sentenced more than 700 collaborators to jail terms of up to 15 years, according to the agency - Albawaba.com  

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