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July 12, 2014

Naharnet - 7 Years Hard Labor for Army Colonel over Spying for Israel, July 12, 2014

Lebanese Army Colonel Antoine Abu Jaoude was sentenced Friday to seven years hard labor on charges of collaborating with the Israeli enemy.

“Presided over by Brigadier General Khalil Ibrahim, the Permanent Military Court issued its verdict against Colonel Antoine Abu Jaoude on charges of collaborating with the Israeli enemy,” state-run National News Agency reported.

According to the sentence, Abu Jaoude was handed seven years hard labor.

The colonel's lawyer Riyad Matar had demanded that his sentence be pardoned or commuted.

Abu Jaoude was arrested in early August 2010. He was charged with collaborating with Israel on August 18, 2010.

The military prosecution accused him of “meeting with Israeli Mossad officers outside Lebanon and giving them information about the resistance and the Lebanese Army in return for sums of money.”

Military Examining Magistrate Judge Riyad Abu Ghida demanded the death penalty for Abu Jaoude in an indictment issued in January 2011.

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