It was apparent confirmation of a fear that the French security services have harboured for nearly three years. The jihadist Jonathan Geffroy, originally from Toulouse in south-west France, had been expelled from Turkey on September 11th, 2017, and picked up by the French domestic intelligence agency the DGSI. In custody the man who now calls himself 'Abu Ibrahim-al-Faransi' acknowledged that he had fought for Islamic State in Syria. But that was not all he said.
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.