Tag Archives: Abdallah

Abdallah decision delayed, protest outside French mission

Supporters of George Abdallah protest in front of the French embassy in Beirut on Jan. 14, 2013. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)

A French court reportedly postponed the hearing in the case of George Abdallah to Feb. 28 as dozens of supporters of the 61-year-old Lebanese militant protested outside the French embassy in Beirut. Riot police were out in force outside the French mission to stop any potential unrest as some 200 friends and family of Abdallah assembled outside the embassy offices ... 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 »

Georges Abdallah: A Hero Returns

By: Pierre Abisaab There is always room for surprises with the French government, which claims to protect the interests of the region’s peoples, from Damascus to Bamako. After all, did French President François Hollande not say that his government – like that of his predecessor Sarkozy in Libya perhaps – was strongly committed to fostering democracy in “post-Assad Syria”? These remarks ... 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

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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 »

A Letter to the Patriarch: Do the Resistance Fighters of Akkar Not Deserve Tributes?

By: Joseph Abdallah Around this time last year, His Beatitude Patriarch al-Rai embarked on his tours of Lebanese regions, from Sidon and Jezzine to the Bekaa, and reached the south in September. In mid-August this year, the patriarch will begin his visit to the North in Akkar. The Maronite patriarch’s visits, particularly the three days he spent in South Lebanon, ... Read More »

Georges Abdallah: Not a “Humanitarian” Case

By: Joseph Abdallah Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati deserves credit for raising Georges Ibrahim Abdallah’s case with the French authorities during his latest trip to France earlier this month. Abdallah’s family and those campaigning for his freedom (which include Lebanese, Arab, and European groups), see it is a major step forward. For 28 years (the time Abdallah, now 61, has ... 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 »

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