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Life sentence for Palestinian

BEIRUT - Lebanon's highest court yesterday jailed a Palestinian for life and jailed two others for 10 years, for killing a Jordanian diplomat, Naeb Maaytah, in Beirut last January. Four on the run were sentenced in their absence.

The Judiciary Council ruled that the murder was not a political assassination. It gave no explanation for initially sentencing four of the accused to death and three to life imprisonment, then reducing the sentences. Reuter