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Lebanon - Military court sentences reporter in absentia to six months in prison

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders and the Swiss-based human rights NGO Alkarama condemn the six-month jail sentence that Lebanese journalist Rami Aysha received in absentia from a Beirut military court last week on a charge of purchasing firearms. Arrested on 30 August 2012 while researching a story on arms trafficking in Beirut's southern suburbs, Aysha was released a month later pending trial. He was abroad for professional reasons when the trial was finally scheduled for 25 November and, through (...)

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