France's Ministry of the Interior is at the centre of controversy after it emerged that dozens of schools in the country were asked to provide details on how many pupils were absent from the classroom during the recent Muslim festival of Eid. In some cases the demand for information related to absenteeism during Ramadan too. The revelations, which some fear shows evidence of potential discrimination against Muslims, have shocked the teaching community.
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.