Tag Archives: Georges Abdallah

Activists rename Clemenceau street after Georges Abdallah

A sign formerly indicating Clemenceau street was replaced by a graffiti reading "Georges Abdallah street" (Photo: Marwan Tahtah)

A group named “Comrades of Georges Abdallah” took to the streets of Beirut on Thursday night to graffiti over French street names and replace them with “Georges Abdallah Street.” Signs indicating Clemenceau and Charles de Gaulle streets were painted over in black with new inscriptions painted next to them, in the latest action by Abdallah supporters to protest the Lebanese ... Read More »

Georges Abdallah: Tensions Rise at French Embassy Sit-In

From the sit-in protest in solidarity with Georges Abdallah in front of the French embassy in Beirut, 28 January 2013. (Photo: Alia Haju)

By: Qassem Qassem The decision by a French court on Monday, 28 January 2013, not to release Georges Ibrahim Abdallah was expected. His supporters, who flocked to the French embassy in Beirut, were not surprised that the hearing for the appeal – filed by the prosecutor against Abdallah’s parole – was postponed to 28 February 2013. This “breaking news” only served to stoke ... Read More »

Georges Abdallah release imminent

Palestinian supporters of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) take part in a protest outside the French Cultural Center calling for the release of Lebanese militant Georges Ibrahim Abdallah (portrait left) and Ahmed Saadat, leader PFLP, in Gaza City on 21 January 2013. (Photo: AFP - Mahmud Hams)

The tide is progressively turning towards the release and deportation of Georges Ibrahim Abdallah back to Lebanon, according to a senior French source to al-Hayat, The fate of the Lebanese leftist is currently being discussed by “top French leaders,” the pan-Arab newspaper reported, and seem to point towards an imminent liberation of the Lebanese leftist, who has been imprisoned in France ... Read More »

Georges Abdallah: Justice Delayed, Again

This is the winding road that the leader of the Lebanese Armed Revolutionary Factions has had to take in the French justice system. (Photo: Haytham al-Moussawi)

By: Bassam Alkantar “We don’t think he [Georges Abdallah] should be released, and we are continuing our consultations with the French government about it…We have serious concerns that he could return to the battlefield.” This according to a statement from Victoria Nuland, spokesperson for the US Department of State, on Friday, 11 January 2013. This was more than an enough of ... Read More »

Georges Abdallah: A Hero Returns

By: Pierre Abisaab There is always room for surprises with the French government, which claims to protect the interests of the region’s peoples, from Damascus to Bamako. After all, did French President François Hollande not say that his government – like that of his predecessor Sarkozy in Libya perhaps – was strongly committed to fostering democracy in “post-Assad Syria”? These remarks ... Read More »

Georges Abdallah is Free

When Georges returns to his village, sheep will be slaughtered and the church bells will ring. (Photo: Marwan Tahtah)

Next Monday, 14 January 2013, at dawn at the latest, the gates of Lannemezan Prison in southwest France will be opened for the release of Georges Ibrahim Abdallah. It will mark day 10,309 of his imprisonment and he will finally be set free. The sun of Kobayat, his hometown in North Lebanon, will be able to caress the face of ... Read More »

Freedom for Georges Abdallah: Tomorrow is a Crucial Day

"Down with imperialism, its Zionist guard dogs and tyrannical Arab collaborators." (Photo: Haytham al-Moussawi)

By: Bassam Alkantar This Thursday, 20 December 2012, all eyes will be on Paris in anticipation of the final ruling in the case of Lebanese political prisoner Georges Ibrahim Abdallah. The court of conditional release will rule on the appeal made by the public prosecutor against the decision to release Abdallah. Abdallah has been imprisoned in France since 1984. During that period, ... Read More »

To Whom It May Concern: Georges Abdallah Is Still In Prison

By: Ibrahim al-Amin Simply put, Georges Abdallah is a hostage of the terrorist French authorities. Of course, the esteemed justice system of the Fifth Republic – the birthplace of human rights – would never be described in such terms. But how should we describe it? Successive governments there have actively violated Georges Abdallah’s right to freedom. Their premise is that ... Read More »

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