Friends and family of leftist militant prisoner Georges Abdallah protest outside the French Embassy in Beirut, Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Dozens of supporters and relatives of leftist militant prisoner Georges Ibrahim Abdallah held an unannounced protest outside the French Embassy in Beirut Friday to demand his release.The protest came six days before the French judiciary is expected to make a decision on whether to accept Abdallah's ninth appeal for release. Abdallah, who has maintained his innocence, should have been freed in 1999 by virtue of France's penal code, but Paris has rejected nine appeals for his release.His ninth appeal was rejected in November, but it was put up for review, and the judiciary is set to make a final decision on Feb. 26 . His supporters have accused Washington and Israel of lobbying to keep Abdallah behind bars.
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