June 11, Beirut: Georges Abdallah: Dean of Political Prisoners in Europe

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abdallahOn June 11, the Khiam Centre for Rehabilitation of Victims of Torture and the International Campaign for the Release of Georges Ibrahim Abdallah will hold a press conference at 11:00 am at the Lebanese Press Syndicate in Beirut.

The Press conference will announce the International Symposium on Georges Ibrahim Abdallah, which will take place on the sidelines of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on June 17, 2014, with the participation of Lebanese, Arab, French and international lawyers.

Georges Abdallah, a Lebanese Arab activist who struggled for Palestine and Arab liberation with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and then the Lebanese Armed Revolutionary Faction, has been held in French prisons for 30 years; he has been approved for parole on multiple occasions. He has remained imprisoned due to US pressure despite his approval for parole since 2003; his trial included his lawyer spying on him for French intelligence as well as dubious and fabricated evidence. An international and Arab campaign, widely supported by Leftists in France, has demanded his release since his initial imprisonment.