Comrade Georges Ibrahim Abdallah is the longest-held Arab political prisoner in France. He was arrested on October 24, 1984, and later sentenced to life in prison. Though eligible for parole in 1999, the French imperialist regime has refused.
French authorities are demanding that Abdallah apologize, express regret, and repudiate his revolutionary ideas and actions, in order to implement his legal parole. He was accused of participating in commando operations carried out by the Lebanese Armed Revolutionary Factions, though the court had no concrete evidence against him.