Muslim cleric Omar Bakri sentenced to life in prison

The radical Muslim cleric, Omar Bakri Muhammad, has been sentenced to life in prison by a military court in Lebanon.

He had been tried in his absence by the court, accused of forming a militant group with the purpose of weakening the Lebanese government. He strenuously denied the accusation.

Lebanese officials have confirmed the sentence, but he has not been arrested.

He gives his reaction to the BBC Arabic Service.

BBC News