“I couldn't take the RER any more, that's why I left Paris,” explains Virginie, referring to the Réseau Express Régional (RER) or regional express network rapid transit system which serves the French capital and its suburbs. However, her relief at leaving behind the issues that beset Paris's RER might be short-lived. Without knowing it, as she boards a train on the Arcachon to Libourne line in south-west France to go to work as a tour guide, she is getting onto yet another urban RER network.
Since January 7, 2023 our colleague and friend Mortaza Behboudi has been imprisoned in Afghanistan, in the Taliban prisons.
We do not forget him and call for his release.