LEBANON: 2 MEN SENTENCED IN ABSENTIA FOR COLLABORATING WITH ISRAEL
April 23, 2012: In Lebanon, the Military Judiciary issued a death sentence in absentia against a Lebanese man and sentenced another to 20 years in prison over collaboration with Israel.
Al-Manar TV said that Fouad Shaaban received a death sentence in absentia and Hasan Yassin was sentenced to 20 years behind bars for collaborating with Israel.
More than 100 individuals were arrested by Lebanese authorities over the past two years for similar charges, some occupying senior posts in the Army and telecommunications companies. (Sources: The Daily Star, 24/04/2012)