The “National Campaign to Free the Prisoner George Ibrahim Abdallah” staged a sit-in outside the French Embassy in Beirut this afternoon, which coincided with a sit-in in front of Lannemezan Prison, Abdallah’s Detention Center in France, and outside the French Embassy in Tunisia and Palestine, calling for his “immediate release and his return to his country, Lebanon.”
Abdallah’s family members, companions, and a number of his supporters participated in the sit-in, marking 36 years since his detention in French prisons. Amidst tight security measures, they stood carrying photos of Abdallah with the words, “Freedom for the Heroic Fighter George Abdallah”.
Participants also chanted against France’s continued arrest of Abdallah and the negligence of successive Lebanese governments towards the issue of his release.
The Campaign indicated that “a life sentence was issued against Abdallah in 1987. However, in 1999, he fulfilled the conditions of the French penal code required for his release, yet it has been stalled by US-Israeli orders since 2003.”
Campaign members pledged to pursue their struggle through various means until Abdallah’s release and return to his homeland and people is realized.
Source: National News Agency