It is a dark November evening and a glacial cold has descended on the sports ground at Bobigny, north-east of Paris. Under the pallid glow of the floodlights, a handful of teenagers are rapidly putting on their boots. Despite the worn state of the synthetic pitch, the young players kick the ball with gusto. The little improvised matches are frequently punctuated by laughter and lively debates about supposed fouls.
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.