French actress Adèle Haenel and singer-songwriter Pomme, who have won popular acclaim and distinction in their separate professions, contributed to the emergence of a #MeToo movement in France with their personal accounts of sexual harassment by men. In the case of Haenel, her story was first detailed in public in a lengthy investigation by Mediapart which rocked the French cinema establishment, while Pomme (the stage name of Claire Pommet) gave her own account in an open letter and video interview published on Mediapart. Both identify themselves as lesbians, and that is, according to statistics, not a trivial coincidence.
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.