Tag Archives: Georges Abdallah

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

French court strikes down Georges Abdallah’s release

A file picture taken on 3 July 1986 shows former Lebanese militiaman George Ibrahim Abdallah and famous French lawyer Jacques Verges (in foreground) during his trial for being an accomplice in the murder of two diplomats including Charles Ray of the US and Israeli Yacov Barsimantov, for which Abdallah was condemned to life prison. (Photo: AFP)

France’s highest appeals court has struck down a decision to release Georges Abdallah, 62, jailed in French prisons for 29 years, calling the Lebanese prisoner’s request for parole “irreceivable” on legal grounds. He was granted parole on 21 November 2012, but the prosecution appealed the decision, and France has come under mounting pressure from the US and Israel to block ... Read More »

Georges Abdallah: Three Decades of Birthdays in French Prison

The Abdallah family no longer believes the promises of the French government, which has repeatedly postponed Georges’ release.

By: Bassam Alkantar Yesterday, Lebanese prisoner Georges Abdallah turned 62 inside the French Lannemezan Prison, but there was no birthday cake or celebration. Abdallah, the longest serving political prisoner in a European prison, spent the day on a hunger strike in solidarity with Basque prisoners protesting the death of Xabier Lopez Peña on Saturday. On 24 October 2012, Abdallah marked his ... Read More »

Activists protest delays in Georges Abdallah release

Lebanese-Palestinian artist Kassem Istanbouli participated in a demonstration on 03 March 2013 to denounce Georges Ibrahim Abdallah’s continued imprisonment. (Photo: Chloé Benoist)

Dozens of activists demonstrated near the French embassy in Beirut Sunday to denounce the latest delays in the case of imprisoned Lebanese leftist Georges Ibrahim Abdallah. More than 50 demonstrators rallied early Sunday afternoon, after a French court postponed a hearing to discuss Abdallah’s parole Thursday, more than six weeks after he was due to be released. Abdallah, 61, was ... Read More »

France postpones hearing over Georges Abdallah release, again

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 on Thursday postponed for the second time a hearing to discuss the parole of jailed Lebanese Marxist Georges Ibrahim Abdallah, more than six weeks after he was due to be released from a 28-year incarceration. The court now says it will hear the case on March 21. Activists in Lebanon have called for a gathering outside the ... Read More »

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