Death penalty for Lebanese citizen spying for Israel

08:21, April 27, 2010      

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A Lebanese military judge on Monday demanded the death penalty for a Lebanese citizen on charges of spying for Israel, the state-run National News Agency ( NNA) reported.

According to the report, the Lebanese Government Commissioner before the Military Court Judge Sakr Sakr charged Ibrahim Amin al- Baba with contacting the Israeli enemy and entering the Jewish state several times.

He also charged al-Baba of "engaging in plots" and providing information about the Lebanese Shiite armed group Hezbollah and Palestinian Islamic Jihad activities in return for hefty cash rewards.

The military judge demanded the death penalty for the Lebanese citizen.

In February, Lebanese military prosecutor Samih el-Hajj indicted eight Lebanese on the charge of spying for Israel, demanding death penalty for two of the eight suspects.

Two high-ranking Lebanese army officers were detained last year on charges of spying for Israel, while over 20 people were also arrested on charges of being affiliated to the Israel-linked spying networks.

Lebanon complains of Israel carrying out reconnaissance flights over Lebanon almost on a daily basis. A large Israeli-linked spying network was uncovered by the Lebanese security last May.



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