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The French City Bagnolet Honors Georges Ibrahim Abdallah


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 »

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 »

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