It is the scenario that Emmanuel Macron did not want hear about. Whenever anyone tried to warn him of the potential blow to his authority if his chief of staff Alexis Kohler faced legal proceedings, the president flatly dismissed the concerns. Immediately after his re-election as president in April, some of those closest to Macron were still trying to persuade him not to keep Alexis Kohler on as the secretary-general of the Élysée, the top aide's official title. But Emmanuel Macron brushed all advice and warnings.
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.