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French court rules Lebanese left-winger Abdallah must stay in jail

Supporters of Lebanese militant Georges Ibrahim Abdallah shows a placard during a protest outside the French embassy in Beirut demanding his release on February 26, 2015. Abdallah, is imprisoned for 28 years in France for complicity in the murder of two diplomats in Paris in 1982. AFP PHOTO/STR

By RFI A French court on Thursday rejected for the ninth time a request for the release of Lebanese pro-Palestinian left-winger, Georges Ibrahim Abdallah, who was jailed in France for 30 years for killing an Israeli and an American diplomat in Paris in 1982. A French appeals court said yesterday that without a deportation order the 62-year-old former head of ... Read More »

Lebanese Militant Prepares for Ninth Appeal After 30 Years in French Jail

Supporters of Lebanese militant Georges Ibrahim Abdallah shows a placard during a protest outside the French embassy in Beirut demanding his release on February 26, 2015. Abdallah, is imprisoned for 28 years in France for complicity in the murder of two diplomats in Paris in 1982. AFP PHOTO/STR

By Conor Gaffey After more than 30 years incarcerated in France and eight failed parole appeals, Georges Ibrahim Abdallah will find out tomorrow whether he can finally return to his homeland of Lebanon. Abdallah, a founding member of guerilla group the Lebanese Armed Revolutionary Factions (LARF), was arrested in 1984 and given a life sentence in October 1987 for his ... Read More »

Freedom for Georges Abdallah: Tomorrow is a Crucial Day

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By: Bassam Alkantar Published Wednesday, December 19, 2012 This Thursday, 20 December 2012, all eyes will be on Paris in anticipation of the final ruling in the case of Lebanese political prisoner Georges Ibrahim Abdallah. The court of conditional release will rule on the appeal made by the public prosecutor against the decision to release Abdallah. Abdallah has been imprisoned ... Read More »

Paris Continues to Extort Georges Ibrahim Abdallah

During that time, the French government managed to block the decision to free Abdallah using several bureaucratic pretexts. (Photo: AFP - Ana Arevalo)

By: Othman Tazghart Wednesday afternoon, a large crowd gathered outside Lannemezan prison in the southwest of France. They were commemorating the 28th anniversary of the arrest of the longest held Arab prisoner of conscience in France, Georges Ibrahim Abdallah. One day earlier, Abdallah’s lawyer, Jacques Vergès, had stood facing the court, for the eighth time in nine years, to request ... Read More »

Georges Abdallah: Exposing the Farce of French Justice

Protesters gather in solidarity with Georges Abdallah in Beirut. Abdallah originally should have been released from prison after 18 months. But his case soon took a very different turn, leading to his conviction and life imprisonment. (Photo: Marwan Tahtah)

By: Othman Tazghart It is an open secret that radical rebel Georges Abdallah, largely ignored by western media, was illegally sentenced to life in prison close to three decades ago. But French authorities continue to insist on keeping him behind bars, even after he has completed his prison term. Paris – French authorities are insisting on keeping an ex-fighter in the Lebanese ... Read More »

Georges Abdallah: Not All Lebanese Citizens Are Equal

Protesters gather in solidarity with Georges Abdallah in Beirut. (Photo: Marwan Tahtah)

  By: Nader Fawz Published Wednesday, January 18, 2012 What does a Lebanese citizen who is imprisoned in a foreign country do? If he were a diamond merchant in Africa, MPs would send a high-ranking delegation from their ranks to the county in question in order to advocate for the detainee. But if such a detainee is not politically connected, ... Read More »

Georges Ibrahim Abdallah, the “unpardoned terrorist “

Maurice, the brother of George Ibrahim Abdallah, takes part in a demonstration outside the French embassy in Beirut on April 30, 2010 to call on France to release his brother. Dozens of people demonstrated demanding the release of Abdallah. AFP PHOTO/ANWAR AMRO

  Despite the fact that he completed the minimum term of his sentence in 1999, Georges Ibrahim Abdallah, sentenced to life in prison in 1987 for killing two US and Israeli officials, is still behind bars. By Marc DAOU Earlier in December, a French court sentenced notorious Venezuelan militant Carlos the Jackal to life in prison. Now, another radical pro-Palestinian ... Read More »

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