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Georges Ibrahim Abdalah – documentary part 2

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Yves BONNET testimony about Georges Ibrahim Abdallah

Yves Bonnet, former director of the DST (direction de la surveillance du territoire), said in an interview: “It is abnormal and outrageous to keep Georges Ibrahim Abdallah imprisoned . He also believes that “he had the right to claim the acts committed by farl as acts of resistance. to remember the context of the massacres of Sabra and Shatila whose perpetrators ... Read More »

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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An open letter to François Hollande

François Hollande

He spent more time in prison than Nelson Mandela. He is the oldest political prisoner in Europe and probably one of the longest held in the world. On 24 October 2013, he will begin his thirtieth year of detention. Georges Ibrahim Abdallah was sentenced Oct. 24, 1987 to life imprisonment. He may receive a parole since 1999. And yet, even ... 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 »


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 »

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