Seventeen SLA Men Stand Trial for Treason

Published June 17th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Seventeen members of the South Lebanon Army (SLA) stood trial on Friday night on charges of collaborating with Israel and fighting on the side of an enemy state, reported the Daily Star Saturday.  

Twenty-five other former SLA men also stood trial at a military court on charges of working inside Israel and trading with Israelis, said the daily.  

Some 1,700 SLA militiamen have turned themselves over to the authorities.  

Most of the 105 sentenced received terms ranging from 12 to 18 months, added the daily.  

Earlier in the day, 127 former SLA members were questioned and were sent to trial. The trials are being held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, according to the daily -  


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