“I'm delighted with France's stance, I think [the survivors from Ocean Viking] are being well-treated, but now we'd like to see what happens with them administratively.” On Sunday November 13th, two days after the humanitarian group SOS Méditerranée's ship docked at Toulon in France – having been refused entry by Italy and Malta – the socialist senator Marie-Arlette Carlotti visited the “waiting zone” where the migrants who were on board are now detained. They are being held in a CCAS holiday centre at the end of the Giens Peninsula on the Mediterranean coast for a maximum of 26 days. The logistics at the centre were organised by the lay Catholic order the Order of Malta and the Civil Protection voluntary association.
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.