BEIRUT — A Lebanese military court on Wednesday sentenced a former school principal to death on charges of spying for Israel in 2008, a judicial official told AFP.
The court found that Hassan Ahmed al-Hussein, 58, provided Israel with information concerning the leadership of Hezbollah and the location of sites used by the militant group, which fought a devastating war with Israel in 2006.
Lebanon and Israel remain technically in a state of war, and convicted spies face life in prison with hard labour or the death penalty if found guilty of contributing to Lebanese loss of life.
Last week another Lebanese man was sentenced to death by the military court for spying for Israel's Mossad intelligence agency and aiding Israel in the 2006 war.
The sentences come amid controversy following the recent arrests on spying charges of three employees at Lebanon's Alfa mobile service provider.
Lebanon has arrested more than 70 people since last year on suspicion of spying for Israel, including members of the country's security forces.
A total of three, including Hussein, were given capital punishment although none of the sentences have been carried out.
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