Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network organized a third webinar in its ongoing series on Thursday, 9 April 2020. Comrades from Collectif Palestine Vaincra, based in Toulouse, France and a member organization of the Samidoun Network, spoke about the case of Georges Ibrahim Abdallah, Lebanese Communist and struggler for Palestine imprisoned in France for 35 years.
The discussion included an overview of the case of Georges Abdallah, his political commitment to resistance and historical involvement with the Palestinian liberation movement and the current situation of his case. His ongoing involvement in the Palestinian prisoners’ movement, including his participation in collective hunger strikes from French prison, was also highlighted.
Participants in the event were urged to escalate the campaign, especially by organizers in Lebanon and France. On Friday, 10 April, there will be a Twitterstorm in support of Georges Abdallah using the hashtag #FreeGeorgesAbdallah; participants were also reminded that writing letters can be an important act of solidarity, even knowing that they are subjected to surveillance by prison authorities.
Letters can be sent to:
Monsieur Georges Ibrahim ABDALLAH
2388/A221 CP de Lannemezan
204 rue des Saligues
Watch the full video of the webinar here:
The workshop closed with a screening of the trailer of “Fedayin,” a new film in progress covering the life and struggle of Georges Ibrahim Abdallah. See the trailer here: