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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 »

Daily star : Georges Abdallah ‘flash mob’ hits French mission in Beirut

  BEIRUT: Dozens of supporters and relatives of leftist militant prisoner Georges Ibrahim Abdallah held an unannounced protest outside the French Embassy in Beirut Friday to demand his release. The protest came six days before the French judiciary is expected to make a decision on whether to accept Abdallah’s ninth appeal for release.   “From now till February 26, we ... Read More »

Georges Abdallah ‘flash mob’ hits French mission in Beirut

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 Dozens of supporters and relatives of leftist militant prisoner Georges Ibrahim Abdallah held an unannounced protest outside the French Embassy in Beirut Friday to demand his release. The protest came six days before the French judiciary is expected to make a decision on whether to accept Abdallah’s ninth appeal for release. “From now till February 26, we will be holding many other flash mobs in various ... Read More »

French court rejects Georges Abdallah’s ninth request for release

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The International Campaign for the Release of Georges Ibrahim Abdallah was notified on Wednesday that the French court of cassation rejected Abdallah’s ninth request for release after 30 years in French prisons. The campaign carried out a sit-in in front of the French embassy in Beirut in conjunction with the announcement of the verdict against the political prisoner. Commenting on ... Read More »

Friends of Georges Abdallah stage sit-in outside French embassy

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Friends of Lebanese detainee Georges Ibrahim Abdallah staged a sit-in outside the French embassy in Lebanon on Sunday and called for his release after 30 years have passed since he was detained in France. In this regard, more than 350 supporters of Abdallah demonstrated outside the French jail where he is held. Protesters described Abdallah as “the oldest political prisoner ... Read More »

Free Georges Abdallah: Protest, Beirut, July 14, 2012

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THE COURT OF APPEALS – PARIS

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  No M 13-80.447 FS-P+B GT CASSATION SANS RENVOI M. LOUVEL président, REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE AU NOM DU PEUPLE FRANCAIS No 1765 4 AVRIL 2013 LA COUR DE CASSATION, CHAMBRE CRIMINELLE, en son audience publique tenue au Palais de justice à PARIS, a rendu l’arrêt suivant : Statuant sur le pourvoi formé par : – Le procureur général près la cour ... 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 »

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