File - Lebanese singer Fadel Shaker joins an anti-Assad rally at Martyrs Square in Beirut, Sunday, March 4, 2012. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Pop singer turned terrorist sympathizer Fadel Shaker was sentenced in absentia Friday, to five years in prison on fresh charges brought by the Military Tribunal, judicial sources told The Daily Star.Shaker has continuously refused to hand himself in to the authorities and remains at large.Assir has been convicted of leading the 2013 Abra battle between the army and militants loyal to the preacher, which Shaker stands accused of participating in.The ensuing two-day battle left 18 soldiers and about 40 militants dead.In 2014, a military judge sought the death penalty for Assir and 56 others, including Shaker, for their involvement in the clashes.
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