The white 19-tonne truck jolted and stalled before coming to a halt in front of the Palais de la Méditerranée luxury hotel and casino on the seafront Promenade des Anglais in Nice. The truck’s radiator grill and bonnet were missing and its engine was overheating. The subsequent investigation files record that it had halted at precisely 10.35pm and 45 seconds on that July 14th evening in 2016, shortly after the end of a Bastille Day fireworks display that had attracted a large number of spectators along the seafront promenade.
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.