It is one of two cases involving alleged abuse of power which have dogged interior minister Gerald Darmanin since he became a member of the French government under President Emmanuel Macron. A complaint by a woman called Sophie Patterson-Spatz, which was dropped without charge in February 2018, was re-opened in June 2020 and is now the subject of a judicial investigation for alleged “rape”. The probe is being led by investigating judge Mylène Huguet.
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.