Tag Archives: Georges

Georges Ibrahim Abdalah – documentary part 2

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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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Georges Abdallah supporters rally before French Embassy

Photo credit: Marwan Bouhaidar alakhbar

The International Campaign to Release Georges Abdallah is organizing a protest on Sunday 27 October 2013 before the French Embassy in Beirut at 12.30 p.m. The event marks the 30th  anniversary of the detention of Abdallah.     Read More »

THE COURT OF APPEALS – PARIS

Photo credit: www.courdecassation.fr

  No M 13-80.447 FS-P+B GT CASSATION SANS RENVOI M. LOUVEL président, REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE AU NOM DU PEUPLE FRANCAIS No 1765 4 AVRIL 2013 LA COUR DE CASSATION, CHAMBRE CRIMINELLE, en son audience publique tenue au Palais de justice à PARIS, a rendu l’arrêt suivant : Statuant sur le pourvoi formé par : – Le procureur général près la cour ... 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 »

Building Solidarity for Georges Abdallah

By: Joseph Abdallah Published Wednesday, February 13, 2013 On 21 November 2012, a French court finally ordered the release of Georges Abdallah from prison and his immediate return to his country of origin, Lebanon. French Minister of Interior Manuel Valls was given until 14 January 2013 to sign the deportation papers, which he has refused to do until this day. ... Read More »

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