Tag Archives: France

Press Conference ICFGA after participation in HRC23 Geneva

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Georges Ibrahim Abdalah – documentary part 2

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Yves BONNET testimony about Georges Ibrahim Abdallah

Yves Bonnet, former director of the DST (direction de la surveillance du territoire), said in an interview: “It is abnormal and outrageous to keep Georges Ibrahim Abdallah imprisoned . He also believes that “he had the right to claim the acts committed by farl as acts of resistance. to remember the context of the massacres of Sabra and Shatila whose perpetrators ... Read More »

Activists chant “Free Georges” while François Hollande inaugurate a bridge

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

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Sofiane Ghaza sing for Georges Abdallah

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Georges Ibrahim Abdalah – documentary part 1

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An open letter to François Hollande

François Hollande

He spent more time in prison than Nelson Mandela. He is the oldest political prisoner in Europe and probably one of the longest held in the world. On 24 October 2013, he will begin his thirtieth year of detention. Georges Ibrahim Abdallah was sentenced Oct. 24, 1987 to life imprisonment. He may receive a parole since 1999. And yet, even ... Read More »

Provocative French lawyer Jacques Vergès dies aged 88

This picture taken on 26 April 2010 shows French lawyer Jacques Vergès at Beiruts' hotel during the launching of The International Campaign to Free Georges Abdallah (ICFGA) . (Photo: Al-akhbar)

Jacques Vergès, the French lawyer who earned the nickname “Devil’s advocate” by defending a series of high-profile cases including Carlos the Jackal and Georges Ibrahim Abdallah, died in Paris on Thursday aged 88. Vergès died of a heart attack around 8:00pm in the house where 18th century enlightenment philosopher Voltaire once lived – an appropriate setting for an iconoclast who ... Read More »

Georges Abdallah: Humiliation at the French Ambassador’s Residence

The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention is expected to issue its report on Abdallah in August. (Photo: Marwan Bou Haidar)

By: Bassam Alkantar Once again, Georges Abdallah, the Lebanese whom France continues to hold hostage, was present at the Bastille Day celebrations at the French ambassador’s Pine Residence in Beirut. Activists rallied to chant for his freedom on the day “liberty, equality, fraternity” are supposed to be honored. The gates of the Pine Residence were closed to both Lebanese and French visitors ... Read More »

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