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  1/13/2013, Shevat 2, 5773

US Objects to France's Release of Georges Abdallah


The United States has objected to a French parole board's decision to release Georges Abdallah, who was sentenced to life in prison in 1987 for his role in the 1982 murders of U.S. military attache Charles Ray and Israeli diplomat Yacov Barsimantov, as well as the attempted murder of U.S. Consul General Robert Homme in Strasbourg in 1984. A parole board agreed to his release on condition that he is expelled from France by Monday and deported to Lebanon, AFP reported on Thursday.