Tag Archives: Georges Ibrahim Abdallah

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 »

Paris Continues to Extort Georges Ibrahim Abdallah

During that time, the French government managed to block the decision to free Abdallah using several bureaucratic pretexts. (Photo: AFP - Ana Arevalo)

By: Othman Tazghart Wednesday afternoon, a large crowd gathered outside Lannemezan prison in the southwest of France. They were commemorating the 28th anniversary of the arrest of the longest held Arab prisoner of conscience in France, Georges Ibrahim Abdallah. One day earlier, Abdallah’s lawyer, Jacques Vergès, had stood facing the court, for the eighth time in nine years, to request ... Read More »

A Letter to the Patriarch: Do the Resistance Fighters of Akkar Not Deserve Tributes?

By: Joseph Abdallah Around this time last year, His Beatitude Patriarch al-Rai embarked on his tours of Lebanese regions, from Sidon and Jezzine to the Bekaa, and reached the south in September. In mid-August this year, the patriarch will begin his visit to the North in Akkar. The Maronite patriarch’s visits, particularly the three days he spent in South Lebanon, ... 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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