Yves Bonnet, the ex-director of DST (intelligence agency of France), speaks about Georges ABDALLAH's case and asks to be heared in the court (la dépêche du midi 7 january 2012 interviwed by Pierre Challier)
Q: Initially he was sentenced to 4 years in prison for possession of weapons and false documents, Georges Ibrahim Abdallah was subsequently sentenced to life imprisonment. It has been 28 years that he is a prisoner, you asked for his release. Unofficially first, officially now. Why?
I have a problem of consciousness with this matter. France has betrayed the word and wanted to make everyone think at the time that Bonnet had negotiated alone. I find it disgusting because this meant to make me a target for the FARL. Today, almost 30 years after the fact, I find abnormal and scandalous that they still maintain Georges Ibrahim Abdallah in prison. I think he had the right to claim the acts committed by FARL as acts of resistance. Then we may not agree that's another debate. But we must remember the context, too: the massacres of Sabra and Chatilah whose perpetrators were never punished. And today, France keeps this man behind bars while Maurice Papon was released? I would also recall that we released the murderer of Shapour Baktiar, who, on orders from Iran, had beheaded the former Prime Minister with a knife and cut off his hands. This guy, who has committed a heinous crime, was released less than 20 after the fact. Georges Ibrahim Abdallah, he is treated worse than a serial killer when he committed political acts.
Q: Is it then a vengeance of the state against Georges Ibrahim Abdallah?
Yes I think it is absolutely pathetic, especially that he has already had a favourable opinion for his release. Paris is refusing, because of its allies. I request that the court hear me in this matter.