Two of former president Nicolas Sarkozy's closest allies, Brice Hortefeux and Claude Guéant, were both placed under formal investigation for “criminal conspiracy” in December 2020 over claims that the ex-head of state's 2007 election was part-funded by the Libyan regime. Mediapart can now reveal details of what both men told the judges who are investigating the case. We can also reveal how those judges were able to highlight the many weaknesses in their accounts.
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.