Sit-in marks 38 years since Georges Abdallah’s imprisonment

UPROOTED PALESTINIANS: SALAM ALQUDS ALAYKUM

October 23, 2022

The United Campaign for the Liberation of Lebanese revolutionary Georges Abdallah stages a sit-in in front of the French Embassy in Beirut.

A sit-in protest in front of the French embassy in Beirut.

The United Campaign for the Liberation of Lebanese revolutionaryGeorges Abdallah,alongside a number of activists, staged a sit-in in front of the French embassy in Beirut on Saturday.

The annual sit-in commemorates his arrest on October 24, 1984, and calls for his release, which has been constantly denied despite numerous judicial and political victories.

Abdallah has so far served 38 years in prison, which makes him the longest-held prisoner in Europe. He was accused of assassinating US and Israeli diplomats and was sentenced based on these accusations.

Abdallah completed the minimum portion of his life sentence in 1999, but French authorities denied his nine parole requests. The judiciary agreed several times to these…

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