A young man called Naïl Varatchia was recently sentenced to seven years in prison for “criminal conspiracy to commit a terrorist act”. The court ruled he had to serve two thirds of his sentence and he was remanded in custody pending the start of his formal jail term. It was a routine day for the 16th chamber of the criminal court in Paris, which specialises in both small and large terrorism-related cases.
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.