BEIRUT: Military Investigative Judge Imad Zein demanded Tuesday the death penalty for a high-ranking Lebanese Army defector for spying for Israel, judicial sources told The Daily Star.
They said Zein convicted Lt. Col. Daher Jarjoui for “maintaining contact with the Israeli enemy and meeting [Israeli] agents between 2005 and 2006.”
Zein also issued an arrest warrant in absentia against Jarjoui.
Jarjoui, a resident of the southern Lebanese village of Qlayaa, served as the Lebanese Army’s liaison with the Spanish contingent of the U.N. Interim Force in Lebanon.
He is said to have fled to Israel in 2009.
Lebanon has arrested dozens of nationals in alleged Israeli espionage plots.