It was over a period of less than a week that Pissevin, a run-down quarter of mostly social housing blocks on the outskirts of the town of Nîmes in southern France, became rocked by a series of shootings, beginning on August 20th with the wounding of a 14-year-old boy. That was followed the next day by the killing of ten-year-old Fayed, who was hit by a bullet as he and his uncle returned home by car from a visit to a local restaurant. Fayed’s uncle, who was also wounded in the attack, rushed the boy to hospital where he died shortly after.
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.