Published Sunday, March 24, 2013
Lebanese authorities arrested the two suspects in 2009 on charges of espionage and sentenced them each to 15 years in prison.
Homsi, a former mayor of a town in Lebanon’s eastern Bekaa valley, and prominent member of the March 14 coalition’s leading Future Movement, served only three years of his sentence and was released in May 2012.
Zygier’s identity had only become known to the public last month when it was revealed by an investigative Australian TV report. Israel had imposed a gag order on its media to prohibit them from reporting on the case.
Zygier had reportedly been kept in a cell built for the man who assassinated former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.
Israel has remained extremely secretive over the case, refusing to provide information over the reasons behind Zygier’s arrest.
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