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Dublin: Anti-Internment Picket and Political Prisoner Solidarity
July 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, 25 July
Liffey Street and Henry Street
Monthly Information Picket About Internment and Political Prisoners. 2pm Sat.25 July 2020. Henry Street-Liffey Street junction. Independent event, all welcome, no political party material please, placards & some flags will be provided.
PLEASE OBSERVE PPE & SOCIAL DISTANCING.
This month the domestic focus will be on Liam Campbell, Irish Republican, whom the Government is preparing to send for trial to Lithuania, a country condemned by Amnesty International for running ‘black rendition’ prisons for the CIA. Liam Campbell has never even visited Lithuania.
This month the international focus will be on Georges Ibrahim Abdallah, Lebanese but in a French jail for 36 years now due to fighting in defence of Palestine during the 1982 Lebanon War.
14 January 2013 was the scheduled date for Abdallah to be released and deported to Lebanon after almost 30 years of imprisonment in France. However, the USA complained and the French Minister of the Interior refused to sign an administrative paper for deporting Abdallah. As a result of the Minister’s refusal, court proceedings took place on 15 January 2013. The Prosecutor, for the Minister of Justice, made a second appeal against his release (the first appeal was on November 2012).
A complaint was sent in June 2013 against France to the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention. Another complaint was sent to the French Supreme Court against Minister Valls for not signing the administrative paper necessary for Abdallah’s release.
In December 2013, the French city of Bagnolet (a suburb located east of Paris) voted to make Abdallah an “honorary resident,” describing him as a “communist activist” and a “political prisoner” who “belongs to the resistance movement of Lebanon” and is a “determined defender of the Palestinian just cause.
Organized by End Internment and Anti Imperialist Action Ireland