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Georges Abdallah release imminent

Palestinian supporters of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) take part in a protest outside the French Cultural Center calling for the release of Lebanese militant Georges Ibrahim Abdallah (portrait left) and Ahmed Saadat, leader PFLP, in Gaza City on 21 January 2013. (Photo: AFP - Mahmud Hams)

The tide is progressively turning towards the release and deportation of Georges Ibrahim Abdallah back to Lebanon, according to a senior French source to al-Hayat, The fate of the Lebanese leftist is currently being discussed by “top French leaders,” the pan-Arab newspaper reported, and seem to point towards an imminent liberation of the Lebanese leftist, who has been imprisoned in France ... Read More »

Palestinians in Gaza protest for Georges Abdallah release

Demonstrators outside the French Cultural Center in Gaza City on 21 January 2013. (Photo: PFLP.PS)

Dozens of Palestinian leftists rallied outside the French Cultural Center in Gaza City on Monday to demand the immediate release of Lebanese prisoner Georges Ibrahim Abdallah. Protesters chanted anti-French slogans and carried banners of the former-Marxist rebel who has been jailed in France for over 28 years. They also tagged walls around the cultural center with graffiti reading “Freedom to ... Read More »

French cultural offices in Lebanon close over Georges Abdallah rallies

Demonstrators across Lebanon are calling delays to Georges Abdallah's release a 'politicization of justice.' (Photo: Al-Akhbar - Haitham Moussawi)

Hundreds of protesters rallied in front of French cultural institutes across Lebanon Thursday to denounce the recent delays in the release Lebanese leftist Georges Abdallah, who has been jailed in France for 28 years French institutes in Saida, Tripoli, Nabatiyeh, Baalbek and Tyre were all closed in anticipation of the protests. Supporters of Abdallah held banners denouncing what they call ... Read More »

France: No decision taken yet on George Abdallah’s release

Supporters of Lebanese militant Georges Ibrahim Abdallah shows placards during a protest outside the French embassy in Beirut against the decision of French interior minister not to sign the documents for his extradition on 14 January 2013. (Photo: AFP - Joseph Eid)

The French ambassador to Lebanon announced Tuesday that no definitive decision has been taken yet on the liberation of leftist Lebanese militant Georges Abdallah. “A decision has been issued by the sentence enforcement court, but there are still more decisions to be made,” Patrice Paoli said after a meeting with Lebanese Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour, the NNA reported. Paoli added ... Read More »

Georges Abdallah: Justice Delayed, Again

This is the winding road that the leader of the Lebanese Armed Revolutionary Factions has had to take in the French justice system. (Photo: Haytham al-Moussawi)

By: Bassam Alkantar “We don’t think he [Georges Abdallah] should be released, and we are continuing our consultations with the French government about it…We have serious concerns that he could return to the battlefield.” This according to a statement from Victoria Nuland, spokesperson for the US Department of State, on Friday, 11 January 2013. This was more than an enough of ... Read More »

Hezbollah Calls for Widest Campaign of Solidarity with Struggler George Abdallah

Vice president of the political office in Hezbollah Mahmoud Kamati during a press conference in solidarity with Abdallah

Hezbollah criticized Monday the French authorities’ repeated tardiness in releasing Lebanese struggler Georges Ibrahim Abdallah, and considered it a result of “the American Administration’s blackmail campaign in this case”. In a statement it issued, Hezbollah Media Relations indicated that “this new French measure is excessiveness in the series of oppression which this struggling hero is being exposed to, and which ... Read More »

Lebanese egg French embassy for delaying prisoner’s release

Demonstrators pitched tents and called for an open-ended sit in.

Several hundred protesters gathered outside the French embassy in Beirut Monday to demonstrate against the postponed release of former Marxist rebel Georges Ibrahim Abdallah. Some demonstrators began hurling eggs and rocks at the embassy after shutting down traffic to demand the political prisoner’s immediate release following his 28-year imprisonment in France. “O France, you son of a bitch! Georges Abdallah ... Read More »

Georges Abdallah is Free

When Georges returns to his village, sheep will be slaughtered and the church bells will ring. (Photo: Marwan Tahtah)

Next Monday, 14 January 2013, at dawn at the latest, the gates of Lannemezan Prison in southwest France will be opened for the release of Georges Ibrahim Abdallah. It will mark day 10,309 of his imprisonment and he will finally be set free. The sun of Kobayat, his hometown in North Lebanon, will be able to caress the face of ... Read More »

Lebanese protest at US embassy for prisoner’s release

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Around 100 demonstrators called for the release of a former Lebanese communist fighter from French jail outside the US embassy in Awkar Friday. They were protesting an appeal by French prosecutors last month of a Paris court’s decision to grant parole to Georges Ibrahim Abdallah. “We demand that the Lebanese government propose a resolution against the French government at the ... Read More »

Freedom for Georges Abdallah: Tomorrow is a Crucial Day

"Down with imperialism, its Zionist guard dogs and tyrannical Arab collaborators." (Photo: Haytham al-Moussawi)

By: Bassam Alkantar 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 in France since 1984. During that period, ... Read More »

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