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Lebanese Militant Prepares for Ninth Appeal After 30 Years in French 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 Conor Gaffey After more than 30 years incarcerated in France and eight failed parole appeals, Georges Ibrahim Abdallah will find out tomorrow whether he can finally return to his homeland of Lebanon. Abdallah, a founding member of guerilla group the Lebanese Armed Revolutionary Factions (LARF), was arrested in 1984 and given a life sentence in October 1987 for his ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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