Middle East

Death sentence expected in trial of Lebanese Muslim scholar

A Lebanese military court is set to deliver its verdict in the trial of a controversial Sunni scholar linked to a shoot-out with government troops in 2013. Fighting between supporters of Ahmad al-Assir and Lebanese soldiers led to dozens of deaths.

A Lebanese military court is set to deliver its verdict in the trial of a controversial Sunni scholar linked to a shoot-out with government troops in 2013.

Fighting between supporters of Ahmad al-Assir and Lebanese soldiers led to dozens of deaths.

He has been held in solitary confinement for the past two years.

Al Jazeera's Imtiaz Tyab reports from Beirut.

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