Lebanese military court sentenced four Syrians to life in prison over Islamic State links
Article RadarTHIS ARTICLE CONNECT:
- Islamic State ISIS is an Islamic extremist terrorist organization controlling territory in Iraq...[+]
A Lebanese military sentenced has sentenced a Syrian refugee to three years of hard labor on charges of belonging to the Islamic state (ISIS) and planning to commit crimes against the Lebanese people and undermining the authority of the state, activists said Saturday.
The court also sentenced, in absentia, four Syrian refugees to a life imprisonment with hard labor for belonging to Daesh. Mostly from the same family
A Syrian minor was also accused of the same charges.
The Lebanese Army Intelligence has referred several Syrian refugees to the Military Court for trial on charges of terrorism since 2014.
The Mediterranean country of around 4.5 million people says it hosts some 1.5 million Syrians, of which nearly a million are UN-registered refugees.
Eight years of war in Syria have killed 380,000 people and driven half the pre-war population of 22 million from their homes, including more than 6 million as refugees to neighboring countries.