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October 28, 2011

Daily Star - Fayez Karam to be retried, October 28, 2011

BEIRUT: Retired Brig. Gen. Fayez Karam who was sentenced to prison for collaborating with Israel earlier this month will be retried, the military appeals court decided Friday.
On Sept. 14, Karam’s lawyer Rashad Slaameh appealed the sentence – two years with hard labor – and requested a retrial.
The basis for the retrial was not disclosed but a court source said that 90 percent of appeals were accepted if submitted within the legal period.
Karam, a leading figure in the Free Patriotic Movement of MP Michel Aoun, was sentenced on Sep. 4 to two years of hard labor after being convicted of collaborating with Israel by providing the intelligence agency Mossad with information about the FPM, its ally Hezbollah and meetings held between the two sides, as well as information about other Lebanese parties in return for money.
Karam, who was charged in August 2010, had his sentence reduced from three to two years hard labor by the presiding military judge. Having already served more than a year behind bars, he was left to serve the remaining 11 months.
Karam was rushed to the Military Hospital Thursday in Badaro after reportedly suffering a heart attack. However, no official statement has been released regarding his medical condition.

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