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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 »

Activists Slam French Judiciary as ‘Farce’ as Abdallah Denied Parole Anew

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

The French judiciary on Thursday dismissed a ninth parole request submitted by detained leftist Lebanese militant Georges Ibrahim Abdallah, who has been in jail since 30 years. At a protest outside the French embassy in Beirut, a spokesman for the International Campaign for the Release of Georges Ibrahim Abdallah said the activists were notified by the prisoner’s lawyer that the ... Read More »

France rejects 9th appeal to release Lebanese prisoner Georges Abdallah

Protesters call for the release of Georges Abdallah in front of the French embassy in Beirut, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. (The Daily Star/Khalil Hassan)

France Thursday rejected the ninth appeal for the release of Lebanese leftist prisoner Georges Ibrahim Abdallah, enraging his supporters who railed against the French government in a protest outside Paris’ mission in Beirut. Abdallah was arrested in Lyon in October 1984 and condemned three years later to life in prison for alleged involvement in the killing of an Israeli diplomat ... 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 »

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 »

The French City Bagnolet Honors Georges Ibrahim Abdallah

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A suburb of the French capital honored Georges Ibrahim Abdallah a Lebanese national sentenced to life in prison, in a controversial hearing, which was considered a stain on the French legal system. A majority of the city council of Bagnolet east of the French capital voted on Wednesday to make the Lebanese citizen Georges Ibrahim Abdallah an honorary resident, calling ... Read More »

Protests Mount Against France to Free Georges Abdallah

Photo credit:  AFP PHOTO / LAURENT DARD. don Tarbes, Hautes-Pyrénées, FRANCE (AFP)

As Lebanese political prisoner Georges Abdallah enters his 30th year in French prison, a UN human rights committee is expected issue a report on his illegal detention in early November. In January 2013, French authorities decided to continue the detention of Georges Abdallah by refusing to deport him to Lebanon, even though he had served out his sentence and was ... Read More »

Friends of Georges Abdallah stage sit-in outside his prison in Lannemezan

Photo credit:  AFP PHOTO / LAURENT DARD. don Tarbes, Hautes-Pyrénées, FRANCE (AFP)

 Over 350 protesters took part in a protest calling for the liberation of Lebanese activist Georges Ibrahim Abdallah, in front of the French prison where he is being held in Lannemezan, southwestern France, on October 26, 2013. Georges Abdallah, is considered as the “oldest political prisoner in Europe” and who has begun his 30th year of imprisonment for his alleged ... 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 »

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