Wednesday October 5th was a red letter day for Syrian journalist and Mediapart contributor Hussam Hammoud, who is currently living in exile in Turkey. For two reasons. First, because it saw the publication of his book about the former Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa in Syria. Co-authored by journalist Céline Martelet and published by Denoël, the work is called 'L’Asphyxie. Raqqa, chronique d’une apocalypse' ('Suffocation. Raqqa, story of an apocalypse').
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.