Lebanon convicts officer to 20 years for spying on Israel

June 17, 2011 22:54

The Lebanese Military Court has sentenced on Friday a senior Lebanese officer who was convicted of spying for Israel to 20 years in prison, Channel 10 News reported. Mansour Diab's sentence marks the first time a Lebanese officer was convicted of spying for Israel

Diab, whose rank corresponds to an IDF colonel, served prison time on charges of "collaborating with Israeli intelligence." The prosecution proved that Diab provided Israel with information on civilian and military areas in Lebanon, UPI in Arabic reported.

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