Human rights organizations condemn the continual arrest of George Abdullah by the French authorities a violation of the law

The undersigned human rights institutions expressed, in this joint statement, today great concern about the challenge of the French authorities to the law and disrespect of the human rights values, charter, and principles, over the continued detention of Lebanese George Ibrahim Abdallah, detained in France since October 24, 1984.

 

On January 10th, 2013, the French judiciary issued a ruling to release him under the condition of deporting him from French territory, but the French authorities are still holding Abdullah at the request of the U.S. administration without announcing any reasons or details.

 

The undersigned organizations demand the immediate release of George Ibrahim Abdallah unconditionally, out of respect for the principle to respect the provisions of customary justice first, and not to be detained rights without legal justification,  and believe that the continued detention constitutes a violation of France’s International obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, in which France was one of States Parties, specifically materials (9, 14, 19, 21 and 22) , This is also a clear violation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations on December 10th, 1948, and specifically in the materials (3, 5, 7 and 9).

 

We would also like to remind the French authorities that this action contradicts with the Committee’s recommendations on human rights in its eighty-fourth cycle, July 2005, specifically the sixth paragraph on violating International Covenant provisions about Political and civil Rights, and that the arrest violates the provisions of human rights set forth in the major human rights written documents and that France pledged to protect and apply, as there is no legal basis for the deprivation of liberty under any justification.

 

We also call for the Lebanese government to communicate with the French government for the release of the detainees George Ibrahim Abdullah being a Lebanese citizen, and the responsibility of the Lebanese state is to protect the rights of its citizens wherever they are in the world.

 

The undersigned organizations also expresses concern about the silence of most international and regional actors about the continual detention of George Ibrahim Abdullah by the French authorities, demanding urgent and effective action to contribute to his release.

 

The name of human rights organizations signed

 

1.    The Arab Commission for Human Rights – Paris

 

2.       Civil Alliance for Human Rights, )including 70 Association ( Egypt

 

3.       Network Iraqi human rights organizations (including 53 human rights organizations) / Iraq

 

4.       National Civil Forum (including more than 50  organizations) / Sudan

 

5.       Gathers for the voluntary bodies in Lebanon (including 12 organizations) / Lebanon

 

6.       Jordanian Network for civil society organizations (including 16 organizations) / Jordan

 

7.       Moroccan League for the Defense of Human Rights / Morocco

 

8.       Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Center / Palestine

 

9.       Maat for Peace, Development, and Human Rights / Egypt

 

10.   Algerian League for the Defense of Human Rights / Algeria

 

11.   Yemen Organization for Defending Rights and Democratic Freedoms / Yemen

 

12.   Committees for the Defense of Democratic Liberties and Human Rights in Syria

 

13.   Mauritanian Association for Development and Human Rights / Mauritania

 

14.  Al-Khiam Rehabilitation Center for Victims of Torture/ Lebanon

 

15.   Amman Center for Human Rights Studies [ACHRS] / Jordan

 

16.   Arab Penal Reform Organization / Syria

 

17.   Venus Organization for Iraqi women / Iraq

 

18.   Aman Network for  Rehabilitation and Defending Human Rights/ Lebanon

 

19.   Electronic Press Association / Jordan

 

20.   Palestinian Human Rights Foundation (Monitor)/ Palestine

 

21.   Phenix Center for Economic & Informatics Studies / Jordan

 

22.   Jordanian Labor Observatory / Jordan

 

23.   Adaleh Center For Human Rights Studies / Jordan

 

24.   Jordanian Authority for the culture of democracy/ Jordan

 

25.   Human and Environmental Observatory / Jordan

 

26.   Mauritanian Association for the Promotion Rights / Mauritania

 

27.   Ibn Sina Association to treat the sick and afflicted / Mauritania

 

28.   Human Rights and Democracy Media Centers SHAMS/ Palestine

 

29.   Albadeel center for studies and research / Jordan

 

30.   Iraqi Alliance Against the Death Penalty/ Iraq

 

31.   AL-Rafidain Center for Ensuring Human Rights / Iraq

 

32.   Bahrain Transparency Society / Bahrain

 

33.   Yemeni Women’s Union / Apain

 

34.   National Organization for Combat of Human Trafficking / Yemen

 

35.    Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights / Palestine

 

36.   Aljthour Society for Citizens’ Rights/ Jordan

 

37.   Hammurabi Organization for Monitoring Human Rights and Democracy / Iraq

 

38.   Kurdish Committee for Human Rights in Syria (observer) / Syria

 

39.   National Organization for Human Rights in Syria

 

40.   Human Rights Organization in Syria – MAF / Syria

 

41.   The Arab Organization for Human Rights in Syria

 

42.   Kurdish Organization for the Defense of Human Rights and Public Freedoms in Syria ) DAD(

 

43.   Syrian League for the Defense of Human Rights / Syria

 

44.   El- Nadim Center for the Management and Rehabilitation of victims of violence / Egypt

 

45.   Federation of Independent Trade Unions / Jordan

 

46.   Amman Forum Society for Human Rights / Jordan

 

47.   Lebanese Council of Women / Lebanon

 

48.   day laborers Committee/ Jordan

 

49.   The Lebanese Association for Human Rights / Lebanon

 

50.   The Arab Organization for Human Rights in Jordan

 

51.   Al-Hayat Center for Civil Society Development / Jordan

 

52.   Sudanese Development Call Organization (NIDAA) / Sudan

 

53.   Syrian platform for NGOs  (SPNGO )  / Syria

 

54.   Syrian Kurdish Centre for Documentation / Syria

 

55.   Syrian Coalition Against the Death Penalty  (SCODP) / Syria

 

56.   National Coordination for the Defense of missing in Syria

 

57.   Syrian Jurists Association for transitional justice and the rule of law/ Syria

 

58.   Syrian League for Freedom and fairness / Syria

 

59.   Syrian Center for Transitional Justice and enabled democracy / Syria

 

60.   Syrian Center for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence and Torture / Syria

 

61.   Syrian National Center for Democracy and Human Development / Syria

 

62.   National Center for the Study of Tolerance and Anti-Violence in Syria

 

63.   National Council for Human Rights in Syria (N.C.H.R.SY)

 

64.   Defend for prisoners of conscience in Syria – Rwankh

 

65.   Syrian Center for Human Rights / Syria

 

66.   The Palestinian Society for Human Rights (Monitor) / Lebanon

 

67.   Amnesty Egyptian Society of for human rights / Egypt

 

68.   Union qualitative constitutional rights awareness / Egypt

 

69.   The Lebanese Association for Human Rights / Lebanon

 

70.   Bahraini Observatory for Human Rights / Bahrain

 

71.   The Association of Dar Palestinian heritage and rights / Lebanon

 

72.   Committees democratic Palestine – Latin America / Human Rights Section

 

73.   Arab-European Center for Human Rights and International Law/ Norway

 

74.   Federal Palestinian – Chile / Commission on Human Rights

 

75.   International humanitarian law center and human rights / Yemen

 

76.   The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information / Egypt

 

77.   Madaba Foundation to support the development / Jordan

 

78.   National Observatory for Human voter / Morocco

 

79.   Center rule for Rights and Law / Palestine

 

80.   Alliance for Justice / Palestine

 

81.   legal development experts / Palestine

 

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