JURIST reports that:

Photo source or descriptionA Lebanese military court on Friday convicted cleric Omar Bakri Mohammed [in absentia] of terrorism and sentenced him to life in prison.

As Bakri lives openly in Tripoli, a city in the north of Lebanon, and appears regularly on television, it is not immediately clear why he was not arrested. Bakri maintains that the charges are fabricated and has refused to turn himself in.

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